Special Collections and Archives
NVivo Externals Screenshot Tutorials
Externals -- source material that cannot be directly imported into NVivo. This may include handwritten field notes, books, webspages, paper-based news articles, audio tape, etc. You can place a notation in your file with relevant quotes or a summary of the material.
Click on Externals under Sources. In the white space within the Externals view, right click and then click on New External or use Ctrl+Shift+N key strokes to open a new External.
Type in the Name and Description for your new External. Click on the External Tab next to the General Tab.
Click on the Down arrow to note Type of file. Click Browse to find File. Type in a Location Description and Click on the down arrow to select Contents.
Your External have a tab within the Externals view. You can type notes about the External under the tab. These notes can then be used when coding.