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Workshops and Classes: Referencing: Choosing and Using Software

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Referencing: Choosing and Using Software

Formatting your in text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of software packages and gives you the opportunity to try out four different packages (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley) so that you can work out which one is best for you.


  • Understand how reference management software works and what it does
  • Understand the pros and cons of a range of reference management packages
  • Add, edit and organise references using a number of different tools
  • Add citations to documents and create bibliographies using a number of different tools
  • Make an informed decision about which reference management package works best for you

Intended Audience: Postgraduate students, researchers and university staff

Dates and booking - Please book online

Next date TBA > Booking closed

A pre-recorded video of the introductory presentation of this workshop can be found at .

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Presenters:  Ollie Bridle, Helen Bond, Eli Harriss, Gigi Horsfield and Andy Kernot

Format:  Practical exercises with a short presentation

What you will need? A computer will be provided. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, please read our guidance notes and also make sure you have the correct software installed.

Find out more
Go to our LibGuides page Managing your references for information on reference management software.

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