Reference managers allow you to collect, save and manage the references you find in databases, websites, or other sources in one place. Most reference management programs include a downloadable desktop version, browser version and perhaps also a mobile app. Also add-ons for word processors are available so that you can create citations and bibliographies, for example, with MS Word.
Please see also the Reference management software at University of Helsinki guide: links to instructions and download sites, self-study materials, guides and videos.
Instructions on installing Zotero, EndNote 20, Mendeley or other applications on a university computer are on the Software Center help page.
Zotero is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Zotero Connector is a browser extension allowing you to quickly save content to Zotero.
EndNote 20 has been purchased for the use of staff and students on the university's computers (instructions on Software Center help page). Both staff and students may also use EndNote 20 on their computers at home. The installation media for your home computer can be found in the Download Center.
EndNote Basic is a freely available online reference manager, only registration is required.
EndNote Training & Support (Clarivate)
EndNote Feature Comparison Chart
Mendeley Reference Manager is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. Just create a free account.
Mendeley Help Guides (Elsevier)
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.
Here are some common reasons to learn LaTeX: