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Biomedical Sciences

Welcome to the Biomedical Sciences subject guide. Use the tabs at the left of the page to find information about different resources, databases and referencing.

Cite Them Right Online

Cite Them Right Online explains and demonstrates how to cite, both in-text and in a reference list or bibliography, a wide range of material types: books, journal articles, lecture notes, law reports, web pages, computer games, live performances...

Get to Cite Them Right Online from its DiscoverEd record.

Harvard (author-date) is shown throughout but many material types are demonstrated in other citation styles too: APA, Chicago, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA, Vancouver.

Cite them right online logo

General information on referencing and plagiarism is also presented.

Reference management software tools


EndNote is supported by the University and available as desktop run software and as a web application. The desktop version has the full range of features and functions. Both versions provide automatic citing in Microsoft Word.

The desktop version is installed on the open access lab computers where the "Cite While You Write" plug-in, for use with a desktop library or an online group, is already available on Microsoft Word. Staff and students can download copies of Endnote for installing on their own machines for free.


EndNote desktop

EndNote desktop can be downloaded onto most University machines for free.

Software Services' EndNote for Schools has more information.

For personal use on your own machines;

Staff and students can download copies of Endnote for installing on their own machines for free. 

Software Services' information on buying personal copies of EndNote desktop.


EndNote online

Register via Web of Science for more file saving space.

Guide to registering for EndNote online (incl. Cite While You Write plug-in)

Then go directly: 

EndNote online Cite while You Write screenshot


Citing and avoiding plagiarism

Citing and referencing demonstrates breadth of research and helps avoid plagiarism. To understand more about plagiarism and how and why to avoid it, see the University of Edinburgh's Institute for Academic Development's guide:

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Choosing a reference management software tool

Reference management software lets you store, annotate and group references and also automatically creates citations and reference lists in your documents.

There are a number of different reference management software tools available. For help in deciding which is right for you, please see our software comparison table from the link below:

Reference Management tools - a few option and comparisons

For more information there is a self-enrol Learn course where you can learn about four of the most popular options : Endnote,  Mendeley, Zotero and Citavi.

Choosing a Reference Manager - Learn course 

Help with EndNote

There is support and help available from staff on using EndNote, desktop and online, and also for Mendeley.

The Digital Skills and Training programme includes workshops and webinars on EndNote for which anyone can sign up and for which the workbooks are sometimes available for people to go through themselves in their own time.

Digital Skills and Training website

Links to some of the Digital Skills' workbooks

Your Academic Support Librarian is another source of advice.

Reference management software tools contd

Mendeley help guides and video tutorials 

Zotero is non-commercial, open source: