Why use referencing software?

Bibliographic software allows you to create your own database or library to store references and create automatic bibliographies in your essay or paper. This short video explains what it is, its benefits and what is available for you to use.

Why use referencing software?


Referencing software will help you save time as it allows you to:

  • enter or import online references
  • manage and edit your references
  • easily create a bibliography in any citation style


Referencing software options

The UQ Library provides support for:

  • EndNote - installed on all Library computers, and available to download on your own computer
  • EndNote online

Referencing software support

Contact us for help with EndNote.

We can also advise about other referencing software, such as Mendeley and Zotero.

Compare the software

The Library offers an academic license, support and training for EndNote for UQ students and staff. See how EndNote compares to other types of referencing software:

Quick online tools

  • A Library Search record will create a citation, that you can copy, in four of the major referencing styles
  • ZoteroBib helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software