Reference management software (February)
This workshop will introduce you to the range of reference management software that is available and how they can help you manage your research references
About the workshop
Lots of different software tools are available for managing references. The purpose of these tools is to help you collect and store references to sources of information such as articles, reports or books. The tools also enable you to cite and reference those sources of information in your chosen style. This can save you a lot of time and effort, particularly if you need to quickly reformat the style of your references when submitting a paper to a publisher.
The University supports EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop, but you may find that another product is favoured in your department or within your research group. It can be helpful to compare various tools in order to find out, for example, whether or not they are free, how they work, their strengths/weaknesses, and whether or not you can share references with your colleagues.
By the end of this session you will:
- understand how reference management software can help you to both save time and be more consistent in your referencing
- be more aware of the range of software available - this may help you select the most appropriate or cost-effective software tool for your needs
- have stored a number of references using EndNote and inserted them into a Word document