Reference management

Reference management software such as EndNote, is a tool for collecting, storing and managing bibliographic references. You can then include them in academic writing and automatically reformat them for different referencing styles.

The Library recommends EndNote Online for new users. It is web-based and available without charge to all members of the University of Sheffield.

We also support EndNote Desktop which you can find on the student computers for those with more advanced requirements. (If you want to use EndNote Desktop on your personal computer, you can buy the latest version from CiCS for home use.)

For advice on finding, organising and citing information, see our Information Literacy pages, consult the Information Skills Resource, or contact the Librarian for your subject. For advice on conducting a literature review, see our Information Skills Tutorial which breaks the process down into seven manageable steps.

For further help or advice, please call the Library HelpDesk on extension 27200 or email