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.

RefWorks can be accessed both on and off-campus from the library catalogue by clicking on RefWorks link on the header of the library catalogue page.

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

For anyone familiar with the basics of Refworks and who is interested in using some of the advanced features, there is an advanced guide to Refworks.

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.

Other web-based bibliographic tools:

Researchers may have experienced other bibliographic tools, which are available within the marketplace. Two examples are below, however they are not supported by Edge Hill,


Go to the website Click on the download trial version. You will need to complete the EndNote trial request for Windows or Macintosh. This trial version gives limited read/write access for a period of 30 days. After this period, you will get a message saying that the demo EndNote program has expired. This message can be ignored because the program continues to work legally and indefinitely.


Go to the website A free reference manager and academic social network. Cite as you write and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.