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data management

data management plan lifecyleWhat is Data Management?
Data management is the process of controlling the information generated during a research project. Research projects across disciplines result in data. Data management can ensure the accessibility of data throughout the data’s life cycle.

Our GIS Center has compiled information and resources to help you get started.  Visit them for more information on 

  • The data life cyle
  • Data management plans and details
  • How to write a data management plan
  • Helpful data management tools
  • Sharing and storage
  • ...and more

your research

Staying Current with Your Research
The sheer volume of information, as well as the number of information outlets available can make staying up to date a challenge. There are several features offered by publishers websites, databases, blogs, etc. that can help you to stay current.

Database Search Alerts
Database alerts let you run a search and be notified when new content is added to the database that fits your search. Setting one up will vary according to the database you are using, but typically, you'll find that there are three types of database search alerts: New search alerts, Recent search alerts, and Publication alerts. Alert options will typically be available to you after you perform your search.  Just look for "Save Search" or "Alert" options.  

Citation Alerts
Citation alerts will notify you when an indicated article or author is cited by a newly published article (including your own). Typically, you will be sent an email every time the article or author that you chose is cited.  Citation alerts may come from: databases, publishers/journals, or other tools like Google Scholar. Just as with Database Alerts, you might see a variety of set up options for Citation Alerts.  To set up alerts for Google Scholar, visit their help page(s).  

Publisher/Journal Table of Content Alerts
TOC alerts are setup via the journal site/page or the publisher.  The upcoming or new issue's 'table of contents' are emailed directly to you. This conveniently allows you to skim titles and save them to read later. Most journals and pubishers offer this type of alert. 

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Other popular current awareness tools
There are a range of evolving current awareness services and tools available to help you keep up-to-date quickly and conveniently.

Visit our guide for information on resources to help faculty measure journal, article and author impact factors. Includes details on citation analysis, journal rankings, and biblio/altmetrics

data management plan lifecyleWhat is Data Management?
Data management is the process of controlling the information generated during a research project. Research projects across disciplines result in data. Data management can ensure the accessibility of data throughout the data’s life cycle.

Our GIS Center has compiled information and resources to help you get started.  Visit them for more information on 

  • The data life cyle
  • Data management plans and details
  • How to write a data management plan
  • Helpful data management tools
  • Sharing and storage
  • ...and more