RefWorks and endnote

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 RefWorks 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

You can access RefWorks tutorials and help guides on the Refworks website.

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

Find out how to add references from databases.

For a full list of databases you can directly export from, visit Direct Export Partners.

For a full list of databases with import filters visit the Import Filter List.

If you need any further help, contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or use our Ask-a-librarian service via the Service Desk.

Alumni Access to Refworks

You can still access RefWorks after you have graduated

  • Log on to RefWorks
  • At the top right of the RefWorks screen, click on your Name, then Settings and then just change the type of role to Alumnus/ Alumna.
  • This will then allow you to continue using your account after you leave the University. 


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. If it's not available on your office computer, please contact the Service Desk online or by telephone on ext 5488.

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.

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RefWorks FAQ

Check our RefWorks FAQs.

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How to add references from e-resources

Find out how to save references from e-resources.