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Reference Management Tools

The following resources are available to assist with storing references, finding examples of citations and creating bibliographies

Cite them Right

An essential referencing guide, with examples of how to cite various sources in a varierty of referencing styles such as Harvard, APA, OSCOLA and many more, also featuring The Basics of Referencing to help avoid plagiarism.

RefWorks (New) 

New RefWorks allows you to collect references straight from the Internet, upload PDF's creating instant references with options to annotate and share easily. We recommend this system for undergraduate students.

RefWorks (Legacy)

Web-based reference management tool which can assist with collecting and storing references with additional functionality to create citations and build bibliographies.

EndNote X9

This desk top based software is generally used by researchers or post graduate students based on campus for managing their references. Only accessible via the University network this can be downloaded from the Application Catalogue. Go to the Start menu> Application Catalogue and then search for EndNote X9, click Install.

Endnote web

A free web based referencing tool, available via Web of Science. You will need to select Open Athens to gain access using your UCLan username & password then select Sign Up to create a separate log in for future access.

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Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word contains a tab entitled 'References'. This is a tool which you can use if you are looking for a less sophisticated option than Refworks or Endnote.

It enables you to insert a basic citation and choose which referencing style (e.g Harvard, MLA, APA etc.) you would like. A bibliography can then be generated using the tool.

Instructions on how to use this can be found here.