RefMe

What does it do?

RefME is a web and mobile app reference generator that can help you create references. The free version of RefME will create basic references for books, articles and other resources. You can add details manually to make your reference match the referencing style guide for your subject.

This video clip will show you how to create a reference in RefME.Com



How do I sign up?

  • Start at the RefMe site
  • Fill out the form to sign up for your free account with your ARU email address
  • On the web? Use it in Chrome and download the RefME web clipper tool
  • On a smartphone or tablet? Download the app scanner for iOS or Android
RefME will create basic references for books, articles and other resources. You can add details manually to make your reference match the referencing style guide for your subject.

What it doesn't do

  • It doesn't check your referencing is 100% correct - so you have to check your work before you submit it.
  • RefME have introduced an upgrade payment for extra features in RefME Plus. If you need more than a basic reference generator we recommend RefWorks. This has tools for large research projects e.g. direct import from databases, cite while you write, PDF storage and management.

Where can I find help?

Lots of help online from RefME FAQ's and quick videos, or Ask Us.

Mendeley

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is an online research tool that allows you to collect, manage and store references and PDFs. It includes a plug-in tool for Word to enable to you create citations and bibliographies.

It allows you to import citations from databases (such as Google Scholar) or from other reference management tools (such as RefWorks).

As well as a reference manager, Mendeley is also an academic social network, offering you the chance to collaborate online and discover the latest research in your field.

Mendeley is both a desktop and web-based application. Accounts can be synced across devices so that you can access your library from anywhere.

The free version of Mendeley provides users with 2GB of storage space. Users with a free account can also create one private group for a maximum of three members. Further storage space and extra features are available to individual or institutional subscribers.

Please note that the University Library does not subscribe to the institutional version of Mendeley. We recommend RefWorks for research projects where you need features such as direct import from databases, cite while you write, PDF storage and management.

Getting Started

To create your free Mendeley account visit https://www.mendeley.com/

Mendeley desktop: The desktop version has been added to the Anglia Ruskin network and is available on all University PCs. It can be accessed by clicking on All Programs in the start menu and then navigating to Mendeley Desktop.

Getting Help

Further help on using Mendeley can be found in the Mendeley help Guides.
Mendeley's Support Portal provides quick answers to a number of common questions.
The video tutorial below provides a quick introuction to help you get started:

Referencing with Microsoft Word

While you are writing your assignment in Word, you will notice there is a 'References' tab on the ribbon.

Word Plug In Screenshot
You can use this tool to create references while you write your assignment.

See our video "Using the Referencing Tab in Microsoft Word".

There are a number of different styles available including a Harvard version which will help you with referencing books and journal articles.

Harvard-Anglia 2008 in Microsoft Word does not conform to the official Anglia Ruskin University Library version of the Harvard style, so for other formats like conference proceedings or websites, you will need to edit your references to match the current style guide for Anglia Ruskin University assignments.