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.

Refer to our guide to using EndNote. The EndNote software is available from the MyVU portal.

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is the web-based version of EndNote. It's easier to use and is better-suited to undergraduate students.

When accessing EndNote Online for the first time, you'll need to sign up for an Endnote account.

Once you've signed up, you can log in to your EndNote Online account by entering your unique login. Help is available for registered users on the site.


RefWorks is a web-based referencing tool that's easy to use and is better-suited to undergraduate students. Access to RefWorks is also available to Offshore VU students.

To access RefWorks you'll need to create an account that will give you a unique login which you can use to log in to RefWorks.