Most reference management programs include downloadable desktop version, browser version and perhaps also mobile app.
Reference Management Software – a short introduction on Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers MOOC course site (Helsinki University Library)
The RefWorks subscription has ended 31st December 2021. Please make sure to transfer your RefWorks references to another tool before the end of Februari 2022, if you wish to continue to use them. You can export your references in RIS format (or .txt from Legacy RefWorks). Download attachments (e.g. PDF files) separately.
RefWorks Support page (ExLibris Knowledge Center)
Create an RIS file of your references in RefWorks Share – Export. Save the file on your computer. Import RIS file into your other reference management software. Export one folder at a time to keep your old folder structure. Attachments like fulltexts are not exported, download those you want to keep on your computer.
About exporting your references from RefWorks see e.g. University of Alberta guide https://guides.library.ualberta.ca/reference-management-software/home (note! Legacy RefWorks: change file type .txt ->.ris – easier to find it when importing).
Open both RefWorks and Zotero (or Mendeley) accounts.
1. RefWorks: choose a folder, Share – Export references – RIS Format and Export
2. Next Opening export.ris window: Open with Zotero
3. Small Import File window appeared in Zotero: Import into new collection, if you want to create a new collection (and rename it afterwards) or take the tick away, if you have already created and opened an empty collection for these references
Export one folder at a time to keep your old folder structure. Attachments like fulltexts are not exported, download those you want to keep on your computer.
Zotero 6 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.
Instructions on installing Zotero and other applications on a university computer are on Software Center help page.
Your own computer: download Zotero desktop at https://www.zotero.org/download/
More info on Zotero website. Create an account to use Zotero web version.
Zotero Tutorial (Hochschule München 2018) – video in YouTube (9:58 min)
Access to materials acquired by Helsinki University Library: Edit – Preferences – Advanced – General: OpenURL Resolver – change the link
https://helka.helsinki.fi/openurl/358UOH_INST/358UOH_INST:VU1 (enables access to fulltext via Helka: small green Locate-arrow -> Library Lookup)
EndNote 20 reference management tool helps you save time, stay organized, collaborate with colleagues, and ultimately, get published. It 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.
Access to materials acquired by Helsinki University Library: Edit – Preferences – Find full Text: OpenURL Path – change the link
https://helka.helsinki.fi/openurl/358UOH_INST/358UOH_INST:VU1 (enables access to fulltext via Helka).
EndNote basic is a freely available online reference manager. It reduces the time you spend searching, updating, and cleaning your research and formatting documents. EndNote basic users can create an online library with up to 50,000 references and up to 2GB of attachments.
There are two versions of EndNote basic.
Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you organize your research and collaborate with others online. Web Importer is a browser extension allowing you to save content to Mendeley.
Instructions on installing Mendeley and other applications on a university computer are on Software Center help page.
Your own computer:
More info on Mendeley website.