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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 management tool designed to be used for research projects.  

Library and Learning Services have purchased a subscription to EndNote 21. If you would like to download EndNote 21 on-campus, you can do so by searching for EndNote in the Software Center.  

EndNote 21 is also available on all PCs in Catalyst, including The Loft. For personal machines, staff and students can obtain a licence key from eShare

A getting started guide is available and the EndNote webpages have lots of support and information to help you use EndNote 21.  


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.