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RefWorks can help you collect, organize, store and share all of the citations you will use to support your knowledge and reasoning. You can also store the pdfs with their citations and read and annotate on-the-go as long as you have an internet connection. This RefWorks Basics Guide can get you ready to go.
Before you begin publishing, or while you are paused between projects, it is a good idea to assign yourself a unique digital identifier such as an ORCiD. A digital identifier allows your work to be more easily identified and shared across platforms and genres. You can learn more about this topic on the UNLV Libraries Research Impact Management.
If you are designing and conducting laboratory or human subjects research, planning for the management of your data throughout the research lifecycle is becoming more and more important. Your data is now considered a primary research output, not just the articles you publish detailing your findings! The UNLV Libraries Data Management Guide describes what data management is, why you might need or want to create a data management plan, and the recommended components of a data management plan. It also provides helpful tips about storing, sharing and archiving your data.
Alternative metrics, or altmetrics, track not only citations to articles, but clicks, downloads, shares on social media and other measures of use made possible through the digital environment. The following resources provide a variety of alternative metrics for articles.