Geosciences and Geography: Reference Management

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  • The University of Helsinki subscription to RefWorks will end 31 December 2021. Please make sure to transfer your RefWorks references to another tool before the end of December 2021, if you wish to continue to use 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 a free version available.

  • The Overleaf Professional license is available to members of the hy-mltdk-allstaff email list and students whose primary study right is at the Faculty of Science. Login must be with the address. If you have been using some other email address in your current overleaf account, you must change to the address if you wish to get the features of the Professional licence. Access Professional account at


The University of Helsinki subscription to RefWorks will end 31 December 2021.

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.

Learn to Use RefWorks in Twenty Minutes


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

EndNote Training


Zotero is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. It is an add-on to the Mozilla Firefox browser. Also a browser-independent standalone version is available.

More info at Zotero website.

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 at Mendeley website.

Getting Started With Mendeley