It is important to record the details of all the sources you use. There are tools to help you to easily store, manage and format your references. A commonly-used tool at the University of Leeds is EndNote.
EndNote not only helps you to store and manage your references, it also works with Microsoft Word to automatically insert citations and create your bibliography or reference list.
EndNote is available on all University desktop PCs. It is the only referencing management software for which we provide training and guidance.
The Leeds Harvard and Leeds Numeric referencing styles are managed and updated by the Library; the accompanying EndNote output style files are available to use in EndNote.
You might find versions of the Leeds styles in other reference management software, online tools or apps. However, we do not endorse these tools nor offer support in using them, and so we cannot vouch for the accuracy or reliability of the referencing styles they use.
Our webpages and the accompanying EndNote output style files are the only official source of guidance for the Leeds Harvard and Leeds Numeric referencing styles.
For detailed EndNote guidance and training videos go to our EndNote support pages.
Other referencing tools
Other referencing tools are available.
You can also use free open-source tools. They are not supported by IT or the Library. Two of the most popular are: