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Referencing tools


RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool that allows you to create and share a database of references and link them to articles. References can be added manually or imported from electronic journal collections and Google Scholar. You can easily produce formatted bibliographies in the referencing style of your choice, including: Harvard, APA and MHRA.


For help with setting up your account, importing references and full text please take a look at the guide. 

The first time you login to RefWorks you need to create an account. Make sure you use your Edge Hill University email address to get access to the institutional version. If you have references in an old RefWorks account you can copy them across as part of the account creation process.

EHU referencing guidelines can be accessed for information on formatting references.

Researchers may prefer to use advanced tools for managing libraries of references. The University supports EndNote and other tools include Mendeley and Zotero.

Other web-based bibliographic tools


EndNote is a sophisticated reference manager aimed at research projects. It has a steep learning curve, taking longer to master than RefWorks. Library and Learning Services have purchased a university subscription and provide limited support for EndNote. If you would like to download EndNote 20 on-campus, staff can do so from the Software Center. EndNote is also available via all  PCs in Catalyst, including The Loft. For personal machines, staff and students can obtain a licence key from eShare.


A powerful reference manager from Elsevier and a good alternative to EndNote. Free for users, the personal version features quick PDF importing and a user friendly interface. Go to and register to get started.