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Referencing: Overview

This guide contains information about various reference/citation manager tools.

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  • Citation styles
  • Which tool is best for you?
  • EndNote guide
  • RefWorks guide
  • Zotero guide
  • Mendeley guide
  • Other free citation tools
  • Other referencing library guides


EndNote is a paid reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Clarivate Analytics.

See our dedicated EndNote guide for further information.


Mendeley is a free desktop and web program produced by Elsevier for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online.

See our dedicated Mendeley guide for further information.


RefWorks is a web-based paid reference management software package. It is produced by RefWorks-COS, a business unit of ProQuest LLC.

See our dedicated RefWorks guide for further information.


Zotero is a free open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files).

See our dedicated Zotero guide for further information.

ANZCA referencing guide

Citation styles

There are many different ways of citing resources from your research. For example: the most common style used for medical research is Vancouver. The APA (American Psychological Association) style is used by Education, Psychology, and Sciences.

Vancouver Style: Newspaper Articles (Murdoch University)

Other free citation tools

Other referencing library guides

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