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Referencing tools

It is important to record the details of all the sources you use. There are tools to help you to easily store and manage your references.


EndNote is available on all University desktop PCs. It is the only referencing management software that we provide training and guidance for.

EndNote support pages: guides and online tutorials
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.

Other referencing tools

The following is available at the University, but is not supported by IT or the Library:

  • BibTeX website
    BibTeX is referencing software for use with LaTeX documents.

The following are free open-source tools. They are not supported by IT or the Library.

  • Mendeley
    Free tool available for desktop or web
  • Zotero
    Free tool available as an extension for the Firefox browser.