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Books, databases, journals, websites and referencing for neuroscience.

Referencing styles

Referencing is acknowledging other's work or ideas that you have used in your assignment. There are many different referencing styles.

The Library has created Referencing style guides, with examples of different formats and reference lists.

Important information  For Neuroscience check with your lecturer, tutor or course co-ordinator to find out their preferred referencing style.

Referencing in assignments

The Write, cite and submit module of Digital Essentials provides guidance on referencing assignments.

CLIPS for University: communication skills for science students

The Communication Learning in Practice for Scientists (CLIPS) website provides modules that align with the variety of assessment items found within the sciences. The modules include: displaying data, writing, presentations, communicating with numbers and infographics.


EndNote is a reference management software. Use it to:

  • organise and store your references
  • create in text citations and reference lists in a specified style.

 Using EndNote

Download EndNote (free). See guides on setting up EndNote, exporting references from databases into Endnote and getting EndNote references into Word.

Other referencing management software

There are many other reference management software available. Some are free and some require payment. Some common ones include:-



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Comparison of reference management software

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