Referencing all your reading in your work demonstrates that you have conducted a thorough and appropriate literature search.

It is important to know why and how to reference correctly.

Referencing support

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Referencing guides

Our referencing guides are an introduction to the styles used in College.

Look at them online or pick one up from any of our libraries.

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Use reference management software to manage your reference list and bibliography.

We support the following software:



We run free workshops for all in EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero.

EndNote training is also included as part of the Graduate School Training Programme.

Reference management software comparison

To find out which reference management software package is right for you try our Reference management software comparison (pdf).

Reference Manager discontinuation

As of 2014, the College no longer subscribes to Reference Manager. The software is being discontinued from 31 December 2015 and will be replaced by EndNote. If you are still using Reference Manager and wish to move to an alternative reference management software please consult these web pages or feel free to contact your librarian.