10. Saving Citations

  1. Caroline De Brún1 and
  2. Nicola Pearce-Smith2

Published Online: 15 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118463093.ch10

Searching Skills Toolkit: Finding the Evidence, Second Edition

Searching Skills Toolkit: Finding the Evidence, Second Edition

How to Cite

De Brún, C. and Pearce-Smith, N. (eds) (2014) Saving Citations, in Searching Skills Toolkit: Finding the Evidence, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118463093.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Clinical Support Librarian, UCL Library Services and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  2. 2

    Information Scientist, Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Summertown Pavilion, Middle Way, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 3 JAN 2014

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Carl Heneghan,
  2. Rafael Perera and
  3. Douglas Badenoch

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118463130

Online ISBN: 9781118463093



  • citations;
  • logbooks;
  • reference management software


This chapter talks about two ways that one can record or save details about useful papers found from searches for retrieval at a later date. Logbooks are used to jot down clinical questions when they arise, write down the search terms, the citation/s and a summary of their results, for example the clinical bottom line. Reference management software packages or ‘citation managers’ enable one to save details of useful citations. Citation managers allow export of references directly from databases or from some web pages, allow addition of references manually, search and create a bibliography, and allow addition of citations to a document when the document is being written (‘cite while you write’).