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Reference Management

What are reference management programs?

With reference management programs or reference managers you can easily collect and administer all reference materials (even fulltexts) you need to use in your work.

Reference information can be imported from most of the larger publishers' and service providers' databases straight to a reference management program. Import methods may vary between databases and programs.

You can create in-text citations and bibliographies automatically in your texts with reference manager add-ons in your word processing program.

There are different types of reference management programs*. Some well known programs include:

  • RefWorks (free for staff and students of University of Turku)
  • Mendeley, Zotero, CiteULike, JabRef (free of charge**)
  • EndNote, Citavi, ProCite, RefManager (subscription-based**)

* You can compare the programs supported by the library in the section "Comparing different tools".
** Some programs have free versions and pay-to-use versions. Some free versions may be more limited, but not all of them.

Contact information

If you have questions about RefWorks, Mendeley, or Zotero reference management programs, please contact tietopalvelu@utu.fi

Refworks training

Description / Objectives

After the training you will have a RefWorks account, you will know how to import references to RefWorks and how to use RefWorks while writing to create in-text citations and a bibliography.

Subjects to be covered:
  • Creating a RefWorks account
  • Importing references to Refworks from databases
  • Adding in-text citations and a bibliography into a text
Format

Training in an IT class, or a webinar via Zoom.

  • Link to the webinar will be sent to the participants the day before.
Duration 1-2 hours
Dates

Webinars

Training sessions in an IT classroom

Explore RefWorks independently with our self-study materials.

Intended audience Those who need to learn how to work with references and creating in-text citations and bibliographies.

More information

Information specialist Mika Sarlin

tietopalvelu@utu.fi

Mendeley training

Description / Objectives

After the training you will have a Mendeley account, you will know how to import references to Mendeley and how to use Mendeley while writing to create in-text citations and a bibliography.

Subjects to be covered
  • Creating a Mendeley account.
  • Importing references to Mendeley from databases.
  • Adding in-text citations and a bibliography with Mendeley.
Format

Training session in an IT classroom, or a webinar via Zoom.

  • Link to the webinar will be sent to the participants the day before.
Duration 1-2 hours
Dates

Webinars

Training sessions in an IT classroom

Explore Mendeley independently with our self-study materials.

Intended audience Those who need to learn how to work with references and creating in-text citations and bibliographies.

More information

Information specialist Leeni Lehtiö

tietopalvelu@utu.fi

Zotero training

Description / Objectives

After the training you will know how to access Zotero, you will know how to import references to Zotero and how to use Zotero while writing to create in-text citations and a bibliography.

Subjects to be covered
  • Creating a Zotero account.
  • Importing references to Zotero from databases.
  • Adding in-text citations and a bibliography with Mendeley.
Format

Training session in an IT classroom, or a webinar via Zoom.

  • Link to the webinar will be sent to the participants the day before.
Duration 1-2 hours
Dates

Webinars

Training sessions in an IT classroom

Explore Zotero independently on Zotero's website.

Intended audience Those who need to learn how to work with references and creating in-text citations and bibliographies.

More information

Information specialist Saara-Maria Kajava

tietopalvelu@utu.fi