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Using NVivo with EndNote for Literature Reviews

About this workshop

Workshop description

Whether you are a qualitative or quantitative researcher, EndNote and NVivo can help with the process of writing a literature review. EndNote users can export existing libraries (with attached pdfs) into NVivo so that all the bibliographic data is included. You can then use NVivo to search all of your papers in one go for a particular word (or related words), code passages of text so that you can analyse them together, graphically explore the most used terms and much more.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Import references and PDFs into EndNote and export them into NVivo
  • Search all PDFs for words and related words
  • Code passages of text under particular themes so that they can be analysed together
  • Graphically analyse bibliography data to show patterns

Who this workshop is for

This workshop is ideal for any postgraduate students that need to write a literature review as part of their thesis or dissertation.


This workshop is run by an Academic & Library Specialist from the Brynmor Jones Library Skills Team.

Workshop format & availability

Video workshop

This workshop is available as a YouTube video series. You can watch it online at any time!

Relevant SkillsGuides

More information on this topic can be found on the following SkillsGuides:

QSR NVivo Canvas site

Referencing Software: EndNote