Reference Management

A reference management program helps you to manage your references throughout the whole writing process; from information searching, during your writing and to the actual publication of your paper.

It will help you to:

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

Examples of reference management software

EndNote Program to be purchased and downloaded to an individual user and computer.

EndNote Online Web based version of EndNote available for staff and students at Umeå University.

Zotero Zotero is a freeware which by using the web browser Mozilla Firefox helps you to collect, manage and insert your references. It is compatible with MS word, Open office and Google docs.

Citation Managers - Comparison of Features