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Referencing guides and resources

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On this page you'll find a selection of useful tools to help you with the referencing process.

Click below to expand the boxes and find out more information about referencing support, advice and resources available to QMUL students and staff. 

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Find it, Use it, Reference it 

This QMplus module created by the Library Services’ Teaching and Learning Support Team gives a concise introduction to the skills needed to find, use and reference information effectively.

Cite Them Right Online  

Cite Them Right Online is an online tool that can help you to formulate citations and references in a range of styles and for a range of source types. It provides comprehensive information to help you produce accurate references, and is regularly updated to ensure it is up to date. 

Queen Mary Library Services provides access to Cite Them Right Online to all students and staff. 

The Cite Them Right Online Tutorial is a great starting point for anyone wanting to learn more about referencing.  


EndNote is a reference management software which can automate some of the processes of collecting, managing and using references.

Queen Mary provides access to the desktop version of EndNote for students and staff, both on networked PCs on our campuses and also to download onto your personal devices. Queen Mary students and staff can also access an enhanced online version of EndNote. 

The Library Services' Teaching and Learning Support Team have produced user guides and bite-sized videos to support your use of EndNote.

You can access these using the links below:


Mendeley is another popular reference management software which can automate some of the processes of collecting, managing, using references and research team work.

Queen Mary does not subscribe to Mendeley. However, a free software is available for download. Users are asked to pay a subscription fee for extended storage space and if they want to collaborate with a bigger group of colleagues.

The Library Services' Teaching and Learning Support Team has created/is in the process of creating user guides to support your use of Mendeley. We also run webinars for both taught and postgraduate students.

Please access our completed Mendeley Web Guide [PDF 757KB].

Other reference management tools

In addition to Endnote and Mendeley there are many other reference management tools available. Many are freely available, with a diverse range of functionality. If neither Endnote and Mendeley are meeting your needs, please do look around. These reference managment tools would all have their own support pages and communities supporting their users. The Library Teaching and Support Team will most likely not be able to support you with these other software.

Because many reference management tools allow export and import of whole libraries to and from other software, some users choose to work with more than one reference management tool depending on their specific needs.

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