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Reference Management Software


Introduction to EndNote, Endnote Online, and other Reference Management tools that you can use to store your references and create bibliographies and citations for your papers.

Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed to help you create a library for your references, manage them and use them to create bibliographies and in-text  citations/footnotes for your papers and research articles using reference management software.

Using Reference Management Tools to enhance your Research Output

Provided by Maynooth University

RefWorks (a limited but useful version available via Library Search)

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Online

What is Reference Management Software?

Reference or Citation Management Software allows you to collect references into your own Library saved to your device or online.

You can also add your own notes to the individual references. PDF's can be downloaded, attached to the bibliographic records and annotated. Once they are saved, they can be sorted into groups and formatted into bibliographies in a variety of referencing styles.

A cite while you write tool can also be downloaded which will allow you to create in text citations and footnotes in  your papers. 

You can also use the software to collaborate with other researchers on your research projects.

Research Support Librarian

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Ciaran Quinn
Maynooth University Library
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