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Referencing Software: Referencing Software

Information about EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero and RefME. Examples of how to use the software and links to training and support.

Training sessions for referencing software

We offer a range of training classes on Mendeley and EndNote. Learn more and sign up on our EventBrite page.

Eventbrite - Introduction to EndNote referencing software

Guide Contents

Links to tabs for each referencing tool:

Differences Between Referencing Software

There are several referencing tools you can use at the University: 

Endnote has to be installed on your computer (students can buy discounted version from IT Services) and is installed on all Classroom PCs. You don't need to be online to use the software but there is also a version of Endnote called Endnote Web which allows you to use Endnote from any web browser and you can synchronise your web account with your desktop computer.

Mendeley is free for you to download from the web and works best with PDF documents, so if you primarily use journal articles, this might suit you.

There are also a number of other free citation managers available such as Zotero.

It is possible to import and export references from one system to another if you want to try different ones out before deciding which is best for you. 

Why Use Referencing Software?

Index cards

Keeping track of all of the articles, books and reports you use in your essays can be difficult. Referencing software can help.

Referencing software keeps an electronic database of all of the references you use and can easily generate a bibliography and format it in many different styles for you.

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