Choose a program



RefWorks is a web-based programme and Stockholm University has a campus license for use of the programme. Please note that the Library is going to unsubscribe to RefWorks 31st of December 2019.

Guide to RefWorks.

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EndNote is a programme that requires you to purchase your own license and install it on your computer. With EndNote you can save and manage your references, both on your own computer and online. The library does not support EndNote desktop.

EndNote Basic is a free version of EndNote. With EndNote Basic, you can save references online, insert citations and create a bibliography list in your Word documents.

Guide to EndNote

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Mendeley is a free programme that can be used both online and on your computer. Mendeley lets you save references and PDFs online or on your computer, and you can insert citations and create a bibliography list in your documents. Mendeley is also a social network for scientists.

Guide to Mendeley

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Zotero is a reference management software program that can be used with Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari’s browsers or downloaded onto your computer. Zotero lets you save references and PDFs online and on your computer, and you can insert citations and create reading lists in your text document.  From November 2018 Stockholm University provides unlimited storage space for all its users. It is automatically provided to any Zotero account that has a verified email address from Stockholms University. Users would register a Zotero account as usual if they don't already have one, then add their institutional email address to the account to get their unlimited storage.

Guide to Zotero 

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Comparison between different programs

A comparison between reference management software can be helpful when choosing a programme.

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Individual tutoring

If you are a researcher or graduate student at Stockholm University, you are also welcome to book a librarian for personal guidance.

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Book a course for researchers and PhD students

Teachers and tutors can book a workshop for their PhD students in the reference management programs Zotero, Mendeley and RefWorks. To book, write to

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