Uppsala University Library

Reference management software

Using a reference management software makes writing your essay easier. The software helps you to save and organise your references and enables you to create a bibliography instantly. The University library offers free hands-on courses for students and employees at Uppsala University on using the reference management softwares EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero.

By using the reference management software you can

  • import references from different databases and save them in one place
  • keep track of your references
  • make in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies
  • share references with colleagues

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Examples of softwares

EndNote A software that you purchase and install on your computer. Save and organise your references and PDF-files, insert citations into a document and create a bibliography.

EndNote Basic A free online version of EndNote. Save and organise your references, insert citations into a document and create a bibliography.

Mendeley A free software that works both online and as desktop software. You can save references and PDF:s both online and on your computer, insert citations into a Word document and create a bibliography. Quick guide to Mendeley

Zotero A free software that works with the browser Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Save references to books, articles and websites and more, tag your records, add notes and save snapshots of websites. Use Zotero with MS Word, OpenOffice, LibreOffice or NeoOffice to insert citations using various styles (e.g. Harvard, APA, MLA) directly in your document.
Quick guide to Zotero