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The software and tools on this page help with managing references. This ranges from providing similar examples, creating references to copy and paste, through to automatically inserting references into your documents and keeping a large library of references and associated PDFs for use in the future.
Choose suitable tools from below, based on what your needs are.
Good for: creating a few references yourself based on similar examples; becoming familiar with and checking the correct style
OWLL APA Interactive creates examples of APA style references
Quickcite creates examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and ACS style references (from the University of Auckland)
Good for: creating a few machine-generated references (you should check/edit these carefully); copying & pasting references into your documents; some also create reference lists
ZoteroBib creates references and builds reference lists. A simplified version of full Zotero, suitable for a few references.
Microsoft Word has a Citations & Bibliography function. Instructions are available within Word, or on Microsoft's add a citation and create a bibliography.
Good for: managing many references and associated PDFs; exporting from databases; storing for future use; inserting in-text citations and reference lists
EndNote reference management software creates, stores and manages references. It is on the Library and computing lab computers, is free to download for Massey students and staff, and is supported by Massey Library.
Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network.
Zotero helps to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. It is good for non-academic and multimedia sources as well as traditional scholarly references and sharing groups of references with collaborators. Massey Library provides limited support, particularly at Wellington Library. Zotero Guide (2,117 KB)
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Last updated on Friday 02 August 2019