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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.

Of all the different types of reference management programs Turku University Library can instruct and help with the following programs:

  • Mendeley (free version)
  • Zotero (free to use)

NB! RefWorks is no longer available for University of Turku.

Quite a number of different reference management programs have been evaluated by Universitätsbibliothek, Technische Universität München in its 19-page document (available in English and German). Note that the document is from 2020, so changes may have been made to programs and their features.

Contact information

If you have questions about RefWorks, Mendeley, or Zotero reference management programs, please contact 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 a webinar via Zoom.

  • Link to the webinar will be sent to the participants the day before.
Duration 1 hour
Dates


Explore Mendeley independently with our self-study materials.

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

More information

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 a webinar via Zoom.

  • Link to the webinar will be sent to the participants the day before.
Duration 1 hour
Dates

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

tietopalvelu@utu.fi