There are a variety of referencing tools widely available to help you with your references and notes, but choosing and learning to use one does take a little effort on the researcher's part. So what are the benefits? Most tools will allow you to:
However, there are also additional features within these softwares, such as:
|Endnote Desktop (X8)||Endnote Online||Mendeley||Zotero|
|Cost||Free on university/staff machines
Otherwise £98.40 inc. VAT discounted license direct from Bilaney Consultants (university sign in required)
Robust and powerful organisation of large number of references.
Ability to form 'smart groups'
'Find Full Text' within the software
Confidential- stores on a hard drive so confidentiality can be managed if required
Sync to Endnote Desktop version if necessary
Sign in via UoP enables larger storage
Web capture tool
Automatic input of information from PDFs
Substantial annotation/ note taking tools
Free desktop version available
Social Networking for researchers
Simple to use Open Source Software
|PDF annotation available||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Support available via
|Off Campus||Yes on a university machine OR sync to Endnote Online account||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Collaboration with other
|Ability to share references and libraries with other researchers as long as they use Endnote 7.2 upwards||Yes (limited to 14 Endnote Online users)||Yes (limit of 25 Mendeley users)||Yes|
|OS and Apps||Windows, Mac, iPad app||Online tool||Online tool||Online tool|
As shown in the table to the left, the Information Specialist team supports and provides training for 2 versions of Endnote.
If you will want to use Endnote from home, please follow the link below to the Endnote Online libguide.
If you will be accessing Endnote from a university laptop or PC, please follow the link below to the Endnote X8 libguide.
For more information, please contact your Information Specialist
We can only provide support at this time for Endnote, but you may wish to investigate alternative referencing tools. You can find a range of tutorials online for the various tools available, but we have collected a few below as a starting point.