It is important to record the details of all the sources you use. There are tools available to help you easily store, manage, and format your references.
Reference management software, often also known as citation management software, helps you build up an electronic list of references for your research and major assignments.
If you use a reference management software program, you can store all the references for books, journal articles, and other resources that you have used in your research or for your assignments in one place, and create a bibliography in the style that you want.
Reference management software programs usually allow you to:
Some also have additional features such as:
In this guide we do not aim to recommend one particular referencing program, as each has its own features.
The following tips may be worth considering:
The University has a subscription to EndNote, available through Blackboard (Course Resources) under the 'Software Downloads' option. More information about Endnote can be found on the next page.
There are many free reference management programs available and you will need to evaluate these to decide which one you prefer and suits your needs. As a starting point you may want to have a look at: