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Reference Management

Zotero is a free of charge program for managing references that anyone can download eithers an add-on to the Mozilla Firefox browser or as a standalone version.

Mendeley is a reference manager and PDF organization tool that serves as a bridge between your literature search and your finished papers.

EndNote has been purchased for the use of staff and students on the UH computers. Staff may also use EndNote on their home computers. The installation media for the program can be found in the software distribution service in the UH software portal.

RefWorks - Reference management software

RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

University of Helsinki RefWorks access ended December 31, 2021, but access to RefWorks accounts is extended until 28 February 2022. Please make sure to transfer your RefWorks references to another tool by the end of February 2022, if you wish to continue using them. You can export your references in RIS or BibTex format. Download attachments (e.g. PDF files) separately.

Choose a new reference management tool and import your references into the reference management tool, e.g.  Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley. University of Helsinki offers Endnote. Zotero and Mendeley have free versions available.