Reference Management Software

When you find useful journal articles within the Online Library databases you will need to make sure that you save these results.

Reference Management Software will help you to:

  • Export your references from the Online Library databases.
  • Organise your references into categories.
  • Manually enter bibliographic details from print resources.
  • Export your references into your completed essay in the correct citation style.


You can format your Summon saved items in one of five popular citation formats to make it easy to add references to your research. Simply click on the appropriate citation format for your work, and you can cut and paste the saved items into your document

Free Reference Management Software

Free reference management software which enables you to generate citations and bibliographies, organise your research, and collaborate with others. Mendeley offers 1 GB free storage space for your research papers. Download Mendeley desktop version and the free iphone / ipad app and sync your research to access it on the move.

  • Zotero - Collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources within the free Firefox browser.
  • Mendeley

Now that you have organised your references, the next section will look at how to cite them in your work.