Create source classifications


Source classifications also allow you to capture general information about your sources—for example, interview date and location.

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Create source classifications by importing a literature review

If you conduct a literature review in EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero or RefWorks, you can import the literature into NVivo—externals are created to represent publications (for example, books) that cannot be imported into NVivo.

Bibliographical information associated with the literature is stored using NVivo's internal predefined bibliographical classifications—any classifications needed to store the information are automatically added to your project.

Refer to Exchange data between NVivo and reference management tools for more information.

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Create your own custom source classifications

  1. On the Create tab, in the Classifications group, click Source Classification.

  1. Enter a name for the classification.

  2. (Optional) Enter a description.

  3. Click Done.


  • The new classification has no attributes. Refer to Manage classifications for more information about adding attributes to a classification.

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