Viitteidenhallinta: Reference Management Software at UH

Helsingin yliopistossa yleisesti käytettyjen viitteidenhallintaohjelmien lyhyt esittely ja ohjeet niiden käyttöönottoon yliopiston tai omille koneille Också på svenska. Also in English..

Links and Tips

Most reference management programs include downloadable desktop version, browser version and perhaps also mobile app.

  • Install software on University of Helsinki computers from Software Center (instructions), available: Citavi, EndNote 20, Mendeley Desktop and Reference Manager, and Zotero
  • On your own computer you can download software from their web site. Programs offered by the university (e.g. Endnote 20) can be downloaded from Download Centre (instructions)
  • Things to consider: Selecting a reference management tool (The Open University)
  • Zotero versus Mendeley: which one is best? (Laurier Library 2021) – video on YouTube (4:16 min; a previous version of both applications)
  • Adding citations in a Word document without any separate reference management program (Microsoft support pages)

Data and reference Management  – a short introduction on Information Seeking and Management for Thesis Writers Moodle course site (Helsinki University Library)

Zotero

Zotero logo

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

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)

OpenURL Resolver (Helsinki University Library)

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

EndNote logo

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.support@clarivate.com

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

OpenURL Resolver (Helsinki University Library)

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 online

EndNote Basic logo

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.

  • The free version EndNote Basic has 21 styles and a limited number of filters and connection files. This version is available to anybody, with no other purchase required. Registration is required.
  • The version EndNote online available as part of the Web of Science has thousands of styles and hundreds of filters and connection files. This version is accessible by those whose institution has a subscription to the Web of Science. Registration through Web of Science subscribed by the University of Helsinki.

EndNote Feature Comparison Chart
EndNote Online Training & Support

Mendeley

Mendeley logo

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)

RefWorks access has ended

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.

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