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Referencing and Plagiarism



How can I manage my references?

When it comes to managing your references you have options... Remember that referencing tools are only as good as the information you put into them. You still need to understand how and when to use citations and check that your references are correct and complete.

What is it?

EndNote X8 is reference management software which is available on open access PCs and Macs across the University. Not only will it produce correct citations and references for you automatically, it will help you manage your information sources, and so is particularly recommended for students working on large assignments such as dissertations and theses.

How do I use it?

How to use Endnote in 5 minutes: Windows

This short video will show you how to use Endnote. It is an overview of the most popular features in EndNote, including how to save records into EndNote and how to use it to create citations and references.

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5 minutes


Introduction to EndNote X8

A printable guide to accessing and using EndNote X8 at Salford.

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Study Guide


Downloading References from Databases into EndNote

A printable guide with details of how save records from our databases into EndNote.

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Study Guide


Come to a workshop

We run Endnote workshops throughout the year.

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What is it?

EndNote Online is a web-based version of EndNote. It is not as sophisticated or as easy to use as EndNote X8 - but it is free to use anywhere you have internet access making it useful for distance and off-campus learners.

How do I use it?

Using Endnote Online

A series of instructional videos to help you to manage references with Endnote Online.

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25 minutes


Using Endnote Online

A printable guide to using Endnote Online from creating an account and adding your references to learning about 'cite while you write'.

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Study Guide

20 minutes


Endnote Web

EndNote Online is a an online tool for helping you to manage your references. Visit the website to create and account.

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What it is?

Mendeley can be used to build up your own library references through the use of their website, app or desktop version. It has a simple to use web-based version or the desktop version with additional features. You can create groups and share references with other Mendeley users in the group or openly through the social networking tools and you can create bibliographies and ‘cite while you write’.

How do I use it?

Mendeley Website

We do not provide support for this tool but there is guidance on the Mendeley website.

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Getting started with Mendeley

This short video will show you how to use Mendeley. It is an overview of the most popular features in Mendeley.

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5.37 minutes

What is it?

A simple referencing tool found in the Citations & Bibliography group on the Referencing tab in Microsoft Word 2010 onwards. It can automatically create a bibliography in the style you want based on the details of books/articles that you add manually to the document. It is useful for small numbers of references but if you want to use more it may be easier to use reference management software such as Endnote.

How do I use it?

We do not provide support for this tool but there is guidance available on the Microsoft Office Support website.