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. Both versions provide automatic citing in Microsoft Word but the desktop version has the full range of features and functions.
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.
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.
Citation styles not already available in EndNote may have been created since you obtained it and may be able to be downloaded from:
Register via Web of Science for more file saving space.
Then go directly: www.myendnoteweb.com
A good introduction to EndNote is this recording (30 minutes) made for Moray House School of Education and Sport.
The recording below, made for Clinical Psychology MSc students, includes generally useful information on eg how to find information on presenting citations in particular styles, creating cut and paste citations, exporting records from abstracting and indexing databases into reference management software. It includes a demonstration of EndNote desktop.
The recording (30 mins) of November 2020's Library Bitesize session How to reference and avoid plagiarism acts as a guide to sources of information and help with understanding why plagiarism must be avoided, the importance of citation styles and consistency in referencing as well as touching on quoting, paraphrasing and summarising the work the of others.
Also worth looking at are the Institute for Academic Development's guidance and factsheets on good academic practice which include information on referencing and avoiding plagiarism:
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:
The exercises in the document below are designed to help you learn some of EndNote's features and to use it with SciFinder and other academic literature (or Abstracting & Indexing) databases:
You may prefer to try the tasks given in the sheet below and use the exercises to help you with those you cannot do.
N.B. Page references refer to the EndNote exercises above.
Digital Skills and Training and The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) run workshops and online sessions on EndNote, and other reference management software tools. Anyone can sign up and the workbooks are sometimes available to go through in your own time.
Your Academic Support Librarian is another source of advice.