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Avoiding Plagiarism

Learn how to avoid plagiarism and to reference your sources correctly

What are these programs?

The easiest way to bring together references from all sources is to use bibliographic reference managing software. Free software includes Zotero, Colwiz, EndNote Basic, and Mendeley.

These apps allow you to import records from multiple databases, library catalogues and to also manually enter citations, and save them as a database in one location. They can then put the citations into your document, in a reference style you specify.

The Library runs classes on using EndNote throughout the year. We support two versions - EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop.

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is free for all members of Trinity to use. It is cloud-based, with a small plugin to install on your computer that enables it to be used directly with Microsoft Word.

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Desktop is more powerful and is recommended for postgraduates. This app is installed on computers in Trinity’s computer rooms, and can be installed for free on Trinity-owned computers. Otherwise, Trinity can get you a substantial discount on the full price.