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Reference Management

In creating references in texts and bibliography, the right tool for you can be found in the reference management software. There are programs that are liable to charge as well as free of charge programs.


A licence for RefWorks covers the staff and students as well as ex students (alumni) of the University of Helsinki. Both the staff and students may use RefWorks on the university's computers and on their computers at home.


EndNote has been purchased for the use of staff and students of the university. (Installation: Start > All programs > HY > Software portal). Staff and students may also use EndNote on their computers at home. For your private computer, the installation media for the program can be found in the Download Centre of the University of Helsinki.


Zotero is a free of charge program available for anyone to download on personal computer. It is an add-on to the Mozilla Firefox browser. Also a browser-independent standalone version is available.


Mendeley is a free tool for reference management and academic social networking.

  Helsinki University Library do not offer courses or support for Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.