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
  • use RefShare to share your references with others

Where to find RefWorks

You can download RefWorks from the RefWorks website.

Shibboleth users can log in through their institution.

If you are logging in for the first time, you will be asked to register. You'll receive an email confirming your registration.

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 either send your search results directly to RefWorks, or save your search results as a list of references and then import the list into RefWorks.

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

Students who become a member of the Alumni can continue to use Refworks after they leave. For further information please see Alumni access to Refworks.


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 (FixIT) 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.