Other tools popularly used for reference management include Refworks, and referencing for Microsoft word. You may find these helpful, although they may not be as comprehensive as our other recommended reference management products.
For formatting references immediately certain websites like Cite This For Me are popular. Such websites, while quick and easy to use, are not as reliable as the reference management products the Library recommends.
Reference management software gathers, stores and formats your references for you, which should save you a lot of time.
The reference management products the Library recommends using are EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero. These products may take some time to get used to, but it will be worth it.
Be advised that no reference management product is perfect and you should always check the end result against referencing examples in your course handbook.
The library will answer your queries and provide training, so please contact us if you are having any difficulties.
EndNote is an online reference management product. The version of EndNote available to Maynooth University students is EndNote Online.
You can use Endnote Online to:
Click here to learn more about EndNote.
Mendeley is an online reference management product that works similarly to EndNote.
It is free to download and use.
You can download a desktop version and as a web importer for your browser and sync the two.
Mendeley is a very good tool for storing PDFs and it is also known for being an academic social network.
Click here for more information on Mendeley.