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Literature Review: Referencing tools

Help to get you started with your literature review. Identify where to search for information, learn how to search more effectively, and discover tools to manage your results.

What is EndNote?


  • Recommended for postgraduate students and academic staff
  • May require training to use effectively, refer to the EndNote guide
  • For longer research level outputs e.g. thesis writing

About EndNote

EndNote is available for all students and staff members who are currently enrolled and/or working at the University of Wollongong. EndNote is available on most lab computers across UOW campuses.

The current version of EndNote supported by UOW is X8.

For UOW students

Before downloading EndNote:

  1. Check the compatibility and system requirements for your operating system and word processing software.
  2. Read the installation guide for your version:

Download EndNote X8

For UOW professional and academic staff

For staff members using Windows, EndNote is available for installation in the Application Catalog (Desktop > Application Catalog > Click on EndNote X8 > Install).

Mac users should log a ticket with IMTS requesting an EndNote installation.

EndNote Upgrades

Upgrading EndNote requires administrator privileges. Staff members should log a ticket with IMTS requesting an EndNote upgrade.

What is Zotero?


  • Recommended for Undergraduate students
  • Easy to pick up and use, but offers some advanced features, refer to Zotero's documentation 
  • Perfect for assignments and assessment tasks
  • Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
  • Extensions/Add-ons: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera
  • Plugins for Microsoft Word, LibreOffice/OpenOffice/NeoOffice Writer
  • Web bookmarklet available

About Zotero

  • Cost: Free
  • Styles: 8,167
  • Word processor linkages: Microsoft Word, LibreOffice/OpenOffice/NeoOffice Writer, Google Drive Docs

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