Most reference management programs include downloadable desktop version, browser version and perhaps also mobile app.
Data and reference Management – a short introduction on Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers Moodle course site (Helsinki University Library)
Zotero is a free of charge program that anyone can download on their computer. It works on PC, Mac and Linux.
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 the Software Center help page.
Your own computer: download Zotero desktop
More info on Zotero website. Create an account to use and synchronize with Zotero web version and to create groups for sharing references.
Zotero support pages
Zotero Quick Start Guide
Zotero Tutorial (Hochschule München 2018) – video on YouTube (9:58 min; Zotero 5)
Zotero Tutorial [mac] (University of La Verne Wilson Library 2021) – video on YouTube (11:27 min; Zotero 5)
How To Use Zotero (A Complete Beginner's Guide) (Top Tip Bio 2021 – video on YouTube (12:40 min; Zotero 5)
Troubleshooting Mac Word: Zotero plugin Add-on Mac Microsoft Word Missing (video on YouTube (2'59'')
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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 20 on their computers at home. An unlimited version of EndNote online is available for EndNote 20 users. Create a Clarivate account, if you don't already have one (e.g. for Web of Science).
Instructions on installing EndNote 20 and other applications on a university computer are on Software Center help page. The installation media for your home computer can be found in the Download Center. Otherwise you can buy a personal license.
EndNote Feature Comparison Chart
EndNote Training & Support
EndNote Training Channel on YouTube
How to Use EndNote 20 in 7 Minutes (Windows) – video on YouTube
How to Use EndNote 20 in 7 Minutes (macOS) – video on YouTube
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EndNote Basic/online 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 online.
EndNote Feature Comparison Chart
EndNote Online Training & Support
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. Create an Elsevier account, if you don't already have one (e.g. for Scopus).
You can use Mendeley Reference Manager web also alone, if you don't want to install a desktop version.
Instructions on installing Mendeley and other applications on a university computer are on Software Center help page.
Your own computer: download Mendeley Reference Manager desktop
More info on Mendeley website.
Mendeley LibGuide (Elsevier)
Mendeley Help Guides
How To Use Mendeley Reference Manager (Complete Beginner's Guide) (Top Tip Bio 2022) – video on YouTube (16:53 min)
The University of Helsinki subscription to RefWorks was valid until 31st December 2021. RefWorks only offers institutional accounts, therefore you cannot access your individual account anymore. If you need help, contact support: RefWorks Support Case Form / Chat.