Subject guide to library related topics
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...
Harvard (author-date) is shown throughout but many material types are demonstrated in other citation styles too: APA, Chicago, MHRA, MLA, OSCOLA, Vancouver.
General information on referencing and plagiarism is also presented.
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.
From both you can export chosen references in BibteX format for use in LaTeX.
Both versions provide automatic citing within Microsoft Word. For Word installed on the open access lab computers, the "Cite While You Write" plug-in is already available and can be used with an EndNote desktop or online.
EndNote desktop is on the Start menu of the University's open access computers and can be downloaded onto most University machines for free from the Software Centre in the Start menu.
Register via Web of Science for more file saving space.
Then go directly: www.myendnoteweb.com
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:
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:
There is also a self-enrol course on Learn which starts with reasons to use reference management software and includes learning resources for four of the most popular reference managers: Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote and Citavi. It ends with some frequently asked questions:
There is support and help available from staff on using EndNote, desktop and online. 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.
Your Academic Support Librarian is another source of advice.