When you use information or ideas created by other people in your essays or assignments, you need to let readers know you have done this.
Copying something written by another person and putting it into your assignment as if it is your own work is known as PLAGIARISM. You are not allowed to do this in college.
There are two basic types of referencing system:
Author Date This is also known as the Harvard Referencing System
This guide assumes you already know how to add an in text citation using the Endnote Cite While You Write Plugin in Microsoft Word.
Quick Example Video
Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs and creating bibliographics. Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs and help are available.
Mendeley is a free, web-based tool for managing references, creating bibliographies and managing pdfs. Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs and help are available throught Mendelay.
You have begun your thesis or dissertation and have a large number of PDF's of articles in a folder on your pc or pen drive, but have no referencing done. Sound familiar? It's more common than you think!! We have come up with a workaround that might help. If anyone wants a tutorial or face to face help on this just email us and we will arrange an appointment with you.
Go to https://www.mendeley.com/ and create a free account (2GB of space is free). Download and install the Mendeley software (the link is at the bottom of the Mendeley website)
Open the Folder the documents are in, and drag all your PDF's into the Mendeley window. See the video below for more info on this process.
Once you click sync in Mendeley desktop and login , your papers will also be stored in Mendeley online (up to 2 GB worth of storage space is free)
Mendeley automatically searches the internet and finds citation details for your papers. Double check the citation information and type in any missing data before you export for endnote basic. See the video below of us importing papers into Mendeley and editing any errors.
Once you have your papers imported and have double checked the accuracy, just
Help on using the Endnote Basic plugin in word: http://itsligo.libanswers.com/referencing/faq/41164
How to import the citations in the RIS file to Endnote Basic If you do not have the Endnote Basic plugin installed:
Endnote Online is a tool which allows you to collect, organise and format references when carrying out course assignments or research. It is not a referencying style, it is software which allows you to work with a range of referencing styles.
The library has three guides to using Endnote
IT Sligo Staff and Students should access Endnote Online through the Web of Science link. This ensures that they have access to Endnote Online resources set up by IT Sligo:
(You may need to enter your IT Sligo Login and password)
(Note: The IT Sligo login is your student email [studentnumber]@mail.itsligo.ie and your IT Sligo password. If at any point your student email is not successful as a login, try your student number on its own. For login difficulties email: email@example.com)
In Web of Science choose the Endnote link along the top of the screen. You will need to Register for Endnote Online. Your login will be your IT Sligo email address but you will set up a separate password for Endnote Online. (For login difficulties email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Direct access to Endnote Online is available at the link below. Note: Prior to using Endnote Online you need to register by logging into Web of Science. See Endnote Online Quick Start Guide above. Consider always using the Web of Science route to ensure you have the correct login.
The Library has created Working Examples of references entered in Endnote Online for different types of material.