Options and Preferences for Managing References
Before you decide on which reference management software to use, or whether to use it at all, find out about your options.
- Get information on what is recommended in your discipline
- Compare features
- Understand criteria and system requirements
Once you have made your choice, use the guides below to learn how to use the software and find recordings, tutorials and where to book and attend classes.
Reference Management Software Guides
EndNote is a subscription software that can help to organise and manage your references.
Zotero is free and easy to use open source reference management software.
LaTeX and BibTeX
If you are using LaTeX to write documents, you can use BibTex to create your bibliographies. We offer resources for using Overleaf with BibTex.
Mendeley is a free reference management software, it requires a University login to create an account and access.
Refworks is a subscription based reference management software.
Citation generators can be a good option to quickly generate citations if you don't want to use reference management software.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Should I manually do my references or use Reference Management Software?
- Which Reference Management Software should I use?
- What are citation generators?