Using a reference management system is vital when you do your final year projects, but can also help you create accurate references in your other assignments.
We support two systems - EndNote and Mendeley. Both can can be used to store references, and then insert the citation in your Word document, automatically building the bibliography for you in the correct style.
There are two versions of EndNote - Desktop and Online. Use the guide and videos below to teach yourself how to use Desktop EndNote to manage your references and insert them in Word documents. EndNote Online will act as a backup for your library of references if you set up the sync option.
The University has a site licence for EndNote which covers installation on personal computers. Go to the DTS Self-Service Portal to get the software. Note that you will need to have the full version of Office installed before installing EndNote so that the EndNote toolbar can be added to Word (it will not work with the online version of Word). You can install Office by logging in to office.com with your University credentials and clicking on 'Install Office' in the top right of the screen.
This guide covers:
Watch this series of four videos to find out how to use Desktop EndNote. You will need to login with your University username and password to view these videos.
Mendeley works well with PDFs, allowing you to import them and it automatically captures the reference details to allow you to create references in your work. Use the Word plugin for Mendeley to insert those references into Word and automatically create the reference list.
Use this guide or watch the video to find out how it works.