Education: Reference Management

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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.

Introduction to RefWorks (4:44)

        RefWorks - Sign in

        RefWorks User Guide

        RefWorks Guide / Helsinki University liibrary

        RefWorks Training
        Reference Management Instruction/ Helsinki University Library


EndNote has been purchased for the use of staff and students on the university's computers. Both staff and students may also use EndNote on their computers at home. The installation media for your home computer can be found in the Download Center.
Instructions on installing EndNote and other applications on a university computer are on Software Center help page.

How to Use EndNote in 7 Minutes


Zotero 5.0 is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Zotero Connector is a browser extension allowing you to save content to Zotero.
More info at Zotero website and Zotero Quick Start Guide.


Using Zotero


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

More info on Mendeley website.

Mendeley-opas (in Finnish / Tampere University Library)
Mendeley LibGuide (Elsevier)
Mendeley Help Guides

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Why LaTeX?

Much more than just a system for managing references, LaTeX is a powerful document preparation system that is commonly used in scientific publishing, especially in computer science, mathematics and physics.

Its philosophy emphasizes users to focus on the content and let the system take care of the appearance of the document. LaTeX produces professional grade typography.

  • Documents are written in plain text files using a specific markup language and then compiled into the actual printable documents (usually DVI or PDF)
  • LaTeX uses Donald Knuth's TeX typesetting system and is generally distributed as part of a full TeX distribution
  • The easiest way to get started with LaTeX is to install one of the suggested distributions
  • There are also web application based LaTeX editors you can use without having to install anything: see for example Overleaf

Here are some common reasons to learn LaTeX:

  • Many journals require you to submit your article in LaTeX form (as do book publishers)
  • Superb support for advanced mathematics
  • Produces professional grade typography in documents
  • Focus on content instead of form
  • Almost endlessly customizable and expandable via additional plugins
  • Automates citations and bibliographies
  • It´s free software and in line with general UNIX philosophy