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Overleaf for Scholarly Writing & Publication: Reference Managers and Overleaf

Tips and tools for using Overleaf to write and collaborate on journal articles, books, presentations, posters

Reference Managers & Overleaf

Resources for managing references with BibTeX and Overleaf.


BibTeX is a file format used for lists of references for LaTeX documents. Many citation management tools support the ability to export and import lists of references in .bib format. Some reference management tools can generate BibTeX files of your library or folders for use in your LaTeX documents.

Find list of BibTeX styles available on Overleaf here

View a video tutorial on how to include a bibliography using BibTeX here


Using EndNote with Overleaf


Using RefWorks with Overleaf

Link your ORCiD ID

Link your ORCiD account to your Overleaf account.



Creating & Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX

Creating & Managing Bibliographies with BibTeX on Overleaf

EndNote is the officially supported reference management software at the University of Essex. You can find information on what support is available on the ITS EndNote webpage.

LEARN HOW TO create and manage bibliographies using BibTeX on Overleaf by reading this article by Overleaf TeXpert, Lian Tze, that pulls together all the threads relating to citations, references and bibliographies, as well as how Overleaf and related tools can help you manage your references.

Linking Reference Managers

How to Include a Bibliography Using BibTeX

This is video #9 in a series of twenty one by Dr Vincent Knight of Cardiff University.

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