VU Library has a number of reference management tools which can help you to:

  • create, store and organise a personalised database of your references

  • enter references manually or import from library catalogues or databases

  • generate bibliographies/reference lists from a choice from hundreds of bibliographic styles.


EndNote can be used by all current VU students (onshore) and VU staff. It's suitable for researchers and students who need to manage large amounts of bibliographic data.

The EndNote software can be downloaded from the MyVU portal. For instructions on how to download and use EndNote, please refer to our guide to using EndNote.

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is the web-based version of EndNote. It's easy to use and suitable for short-term research projects, making it a great alternative for undergraduate students. Access to EndNote Online is also available to Offshore VU students.

When you log in to access EndNote Online for the first time, you'll need to create an EndNote Online account.

Refer to our guide on how to access EndNote Online, create an account and use EndNote Online.