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Managing resources

You must always carefully cite the sources you are using in your papers, essays and theses. That is why it is of the utmost importance that you note down precisely which sources you are using, right from the start of your research. Note down the exact title description and page number of the source you are using.  You must also indicate when you are using a particular passage literally (citation) and when your are refrasing a passage in your own words (paraphrasing). 

How to manage your resources?

You can manage your literature in various ways: 

- Make a list of all publications you have used for your paper, essay or thesis in a Word document or a Google Docs document 

- Save physical sources, such as print-outs of journal articles 

- Use special software to save references to the literature, such as RefWorks, Endnote, Mendeley or Zotero

EndNote at Buas

EndNote is a bibliographic software tool which helps you build, maintain and use a personal database with references.

EndNote enables you to:  

  • insert references manually or import them directly from Google Scholar and the Library resources, such as the metasearch engine, the library catalogue and databases like Science Direct and Emerald.
  • insert references into your Word documents in various bibliographic styles.
  • include links to various resources (PDF files, videos, sound files etc.)
  • store images in an EndNote library and insert these into manuscripts.
  • compile bibliographies on particular topics or themes.

‚ÄčInstalling Endnote
The Library has a license for the latest version of EndNote that is available to all its students and employees.

You can download EndNote via your portal:

  • Go to Selfservice (you can find the tile in ‘All applications’)
  • Select Library
  • Select EndNote. You will find links to download EndNote for both Windows and Mac on the right > ‘Endnote Download’

More Info

For additional information on EndNote please visit the websites below:

•    Quick reference guide
EndNote guides, video tutorials, and live online training
EndNote YouTube channel