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Software for writing references

A reference management software helps you manage your references throughout the research process from information searching, writing, formatting to publishing.

A software will help you to

  • import references from various databases into one place
  • keep track of your references
  • create references and a reference list in your Word document
  • adapt the layout of the references in accordance with different citing systems or journal requirements
  • create publication lists.

Common softwares for managing references are Endnote, Endnote Online, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero. Some softwares are free to use and some require a license. The library provides support for the use of Endnote and Endnote Online, the programs that can be downloaded by university staff and students.

Read more about the differences of Endnote, Endnote Online, Mendeley and Zotero: Citation Managers - Comparison Chart 

Endnote

Employees can access the latest version of Endnote through the university. With Endnote, you can keep track of your references in a searchable personal library. You can synchronize your references in up to three different units and also share your references with your collaborators. At set up, Endnote is linked to your word processing program and you can automatically create references in the text and reference lists. It is also possible to import references from databases to your Endnote library. Endnote is available for Mac and Windows.

Contact the IT manager at your institution to access Endnote. You can also contact ITS. The program is downloaded to your computer.

Manuals

What's new in Endnote X9 (Youtube)

Guide to Endnote from Clarivate Analytics

If you need support

Endnote Support from Clarivate Analytics

Community for Endnote users

Support from the Swedish distributor Alfasoft

Book tutorial of a librarian

Servicedesk - IT support for students and employees at Umeå university

Endnote Online

Endnote Online (also known as Endnote basic) is a web based version with fewer functions compared to Endnote. It is free to create an account but employees and students get access to more styles (about 4 500 styles compared to about 20 in the completely free version) if they create their account via the university.

Endnote Online

Create an account in Endnote Online

Endnote Online is accessible through the database Web of Science and you can easily create an account this way:

  1. Go to Web of Science.
  2. Log in with your Umu-id.
  3. Click on EndNote (at the top, center of page)
  4. In the window that opens, select Register and create your account.

You can use the e-mail address you prefer.

Manuals

Using EndNote Basic/Online (Youtube)

Endnote Online Guide (Karolinska Institutet University Library)

If you need support

Endnote Support from Clarivate Analytics

Community for Endnote users

Book tutorial of a librarian