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3. Doing the Research: NVivo

Access to NVivo at UC

Request access to NVivo through ITS Online Self Service Portal

NVivo for Literature Reviews

NVivo can be used to help you organise your literature review.  Use Nvivo to:

  • import references from Zotero, EndNote or Mendeley.
  • code the literature to identify themes.
  • run queries across the literature.
  • create visuals to explore connections between the literature.

More information:

NVivo and EndNote: Improving your literature review (video)

Using NVivo for literature reviews: The eight step pedagogy (article)


What is NVivo

NVivo software is useful for qualitative and mixed methods research.  Use NVivo to:

  • import data in a variety of formats.
  • organise and code the data into themes.
  • query and search data to identify patterns and connections.
  • visualise and output the data using models, charts and graphs.