Skills for Learning > Referencing and Plagiarism
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.
EndNote X9 is reference management software which is available on open access PCs and Macs across the University, and can be installed on your personal device from the Student Software Portal (Staff can request the software by contacting the Digital IT Service Desk by phone: 0161 295 2444 or email: Digital-ITServiceDesk@salford.ac.uk). Not only will EndNote 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.
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.
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.
A series of instructional videos to help you to manage references with Endnote Online.
A printable guide to using Endnote Online from creating an account and adding your references to learning about 'cite while you write'.
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’.
We do not provide support for this tool but there is guidance on the Mendeley website.
This short video will show you how to use Mendeley. It is an overview of the most popular features in Mendeley.
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.
We do not provide support for this tool but there is guidance available on the Microsoft Office Support website.