Referencing and Plagiarism: Reference management tools

Reference management tools

VU Library has a number of reference management tools which can help you to:

  • Create, store and organise a personalised database of your references
  • Enter references manually or import from library catalogues or databases
  • Generate bibliographies/reference lists, choosing from 100s of bibliographic styles



  •  Suitable for researchers and students who need to manage large amounts of bibliographic data 
  •  Requires software installation (VU Staff and students can download the software from MYVU portal)
  •  Help via EndNote@VU and library training classes and EndNote Support 


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  • Web-based
  • Easier to use and more suited to undergraduate students
  • Available to Offshore students (international students who live outside Australia)
  • Watch this video on  how to sign up for a RefWorks account, via the VU Library, how to add articles to the reference manager from the library search facility and google scholar, create a bibliography, and gives information about WriteNCite.