• Harvard. The most commonly used style of referencing worldwide. It is also known as the author-date style as each reference cited is characterised by the author's name and the publication date.
  • APA. The APA style of referencing has been developed by the American Psychological Association and is most often used in social sciences.


Thomson Reuters EndNote

This is an efficient system for citation/reseach management. The software helps you collect, organize and share citations from library databases and catalogues. EndNote also helps you format your papers, creating bibliographies and footnotes in a wide variety of citation styles (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.)

The Library and Information Services' Training Section provides training in EndNote.

It is a valuable all-in-one tool that integrates the following tasks into one program:

  • An online search tool – it provides a simple way to search online bibliographic databases and retrieve the references directly into EndNote
  • A reference and image database – it specializes in storing, managing, and searching for bibliographic references in your private reference library
  • A bibliography and manuscript maker – it formats citations, figures, and tables in Microsoft Word
  • A Cite While you Write feature is included

To download, go to https://support.clarivate.com/Endnote/s/?language=en_US 
If you experience any problems with the installation please phone the Nelson Mandela University ICT Services Help Desk (x3000) for assistance.

View the EndNote Page for tutorials and help.

It is important to remember that electronic sources are also protected by copyright law.