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Library: Reference managing tools

Referencing

It is important to record the details of all the sources you use.

There are tools to help you to easily store and manage your references.

Mendeley
Word
Zotero

Mendeley

Open Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference management tool that allows you to keep track of your sources when doing research or writing a paper. Create your own personal library and annotate the saved PDF files. Insert in-text citations directly into your document and create bibliographies based on the references used.
You can access your Mendeley library irrespective of platform.

User guides
Mendeley videos and tutorials
Guidance from The Royal Library

Reference managing with MS Word


If you write your assignment in Word, you can use Word tools to make your references in the text and generate your bibliography. Word contains the most common and widely used reference standards.

User guide

Zotero

Open Zotero

Zotero is a free, open source reference manager tool for both MAC and PC. You can use Zotero to keep track of your references (books, articles, websites) and drag them into your document as in-text citations. With this program you can get help with making in-text citations and generate a bibliography in a quick way.

User guide
Zotero support