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ELC6002/ELC6012 - Thesis Writing for Research Students

Course Guide for ELC6002/ELC6012 Students

Reference Management Tools

As a research student, using a reference management tool to organize citations and references will save you tons of time. Reference management tools also allow you to share references with co-workers, and easily change to other citation styles (e.g. required by a journal).

Here are some commonly used reference management tools:

•  Download EndNote from the Library
•  Enroll EndNote Online Course on Learn@PolyU: Learn basics about EndNote, e.g. how to download citations from various sources and insert them in Word doc.
•  Check out Library EndNote Guide for more, including troubleshooting FAQs

Other Free Tools:

ZoteroBib is an online citation generator developed by Zotero. It helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. 

To generate a citation, you can refer to the steps below:

  1. Visit zoterobib and search with the URL, ISBN, DOI, or title of the material you wish to cite.
  2. Select a citation style.
  3. Click to edit the auto-generated information if necessary.
  4. Click to copy the in-text citation.  You may include a page number and/or omit the author in the in-text citation if you wish.
  5. Click to copy the reference list.  You can generate multiple records and copy all of them at once.

You may also learn more from the short video below: