Reference Tools

Reference Tools


In order from the simplest through to the more advanced:

OWLL APA Interactive creates customised examples of APA style references. It is good for creating a few references yourself; becoming familiar with and checking correct APA style.

Discover (and some other Library databases) formats references in several styles, using the ‘Cite’ button in each item record
Good for: copying & pasting a few references; getting references for items when finding material for assignments.

Microsoft Word has a Citations & Bibliography function. Instructions are available within Word, or try Microsoft Word Tool (from Sheffield Hallam University).
Good for: managing and keeping more references; generating reference lists and in-text citations.

EndNote reference management software creates, stores and manages references. It is on the Library and computing lab computers, and is sold for personal computers for Massey-related work
Good for: managing many references; exporting from databases; storing for future use; generating reference lists and in-text citations.

Other Software

This free software may be useful:

Quickcite creates examples of APA, MLA, Chicago, and ACS style references (from the University of Auckland).

NoodleTools Express generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.

KnightCite generates APA, MLA and Chicago references.

Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network.

Zotero helps to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources






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