Introduction to reference managers

MacBook air displaying EndNote reference management software on screen

At University, you’ll be using a large number of documents in many different formats (e.g. journal article, book chapter, image, report, case law, conference proceedings etc.). Using a reference manager to collect, organise, annotate and cite these references can save you a lot of time, improve accuracy and help you structure your work.
This short session will introduce you to four reference managers: EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Citavi, all of which have free versions.

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Managing your references with EndNote

Computer user viewing EndNote library

Are you manually entering citations and bibliography into your manuscripts? Attend a live demonstration of using EndNote 20 and see how to save time and avoid mistakes by collecting, managing, and citing bibliographies automatically!

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Using Mendeley for bibliography management

Using Mendeley for bibliography management

This session will provide an overview of Mendeley as a research tool, to organise and manage reference material for research and for writing essays.

Students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level will benefit in particular from this session, as it will demonstrate how to organise their reading materials from their courses more effectively.

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Managing your references using Zotero

Managing your references using Zotero

During this session, you will be guided through the process of adding references quickly from a variety of sources, organising and adding them automatically into your work using Zotero – a popular free open-source reference management tool.

This short 30 min session will guide you through adding references quickly from a variety of sources, organising and adding them automatically into your work.

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