Both RefWorks and Endnote can help you to gather, store and manage your references, and use them to create bibliographies.


Using RefWorks, you can:

  • store your references online, so you can access them from any computer
  • automatically insert them into your work to create bibliographies
  • share your references with others

Where to find RefWorks

You can access the resource from the  RefWorks website.

Create an account with your University email or login with your institution’s credentials (that’s your University username and password).

How to use RefWorks

Many databases let you save any references you find straight to RefWorks, so you don’t have to type them in manually. You can:

  • send your search results directly to RefWorks
  • save your search results as a list of references and then import the list into RefWorks.
  • or install the Save to RefWorks button on your internet browser’s favourites bar

If you need any further help, contact a Librarian. You can do this from our Library and study spaces page.


Like RefWorks, EndNote software helps you organise your references and create bibliographies.

EndNote is most useful for researchers and staff. It has more powerful features than RefWorks, but takes longer to learn how to use.

Where to find EndNote

EndNote software is available on all networked University computers.

EndNote is not available online. If you need to access your stored references from different computers, you may prefer to use RefWorks, which is available online.

You can purchase Endnote at a discount for home use from Bilaney consultants.

If you have purchased Endnote and have any queries about orders or support call 01462 480055.

How to use EndNote

Visit the EndNote Support page for details of how to use EndNote.