Reference management

Managing references is an essential skill for researchers, and doing it well can save time. Use the tools below to gain control over your citations and to organise your references in a consistent way.

EndNote

The Library recommends EndNote Online for new users as a tool for managing your references. It is web-based and available without charge to all members of the University of Sheffield.
You can also find EndNote Desktop on the student computers if you have more advanced requirements.

See the Quick Links box for more help with EndNote or book on to the EndNote DDP workshop (for postgraduate research students).

Mendeley

Mendeley is free software that can help you collect, organise and format your references, citations and bibliographies.

See the Quick Links box for more help with Mendeley or book on to the Mendeley DDP workshop (for postgraduate research students).

Starplus

The Library catalogue, StarPlus, contains some features to help you manage your references. You can save details of books, articles and other papers on your eShelf, next to your name at the top of the screen in StarPlus.
StarPlus also enables you to export to EndNote and other reference managers.

See the Quick Links box for help with StarPlus.