EndNote online (web) is reference management software designed to make your academic life a little easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, helping you organise your lists of references and create bibliographies. It allows you to :
Why use EndNote online (web)?
How can I find out more?
If you choose to use EndNote for future assignments, go through the exercises in the EndNote Online Getting started PDF above and do the following:
Both EndNote Online and EndNote desktop are free for Strathclyde staff and students.
EndNote Online should offer enough functionality for undergraduates and taught postgraduates. It is cloud based so you can use it from anywhere. You can continue to use it after you leave Strathclyde: your will have an EndNote basic account which has a smaller number of styles. You just need to change your email address to a personal email address within EndNote Online. You can sync between EndNote Online and EndNote desktop so the same references will be in both.
EndNote desktop offers greater functionality for research postgraduates and staff though all Strathclyde staff and students can use it. You download the software so this will require space on your computer. If you leave Strathclyde, you need to purchase a copy or remove it from your machine.
To avoid plagiarism - this is when you use someone's ideas or work without acknowledgment
To show the authority on which you base your arguments
To show how widely you have read
To enable others to find your sources
You should include a reference every time you quote, paraphrase (i.e. write someone's information in your own words), summarise or gain ideas from another person's work.
You should include a reference no matter what format the work takes (e.g. web page, tweet, journal article, email or diagram).
This guide has been adapted with kind permission, from the Newcastle University EndNote Libguide.