Answered By: Natasha Skeen Last Updated: Mar 08, 2017 Views: 20
There are various free tools available, including Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote Basic. We avoid recommending anything specific as different people have different preferences and requirements. See this page for more details on features of different tools, including their availability online or on your desktop (download).
Both Mendeley and EndNote can be downloaded onto your computer from the internet. You will need to download it onto each of the devices you use but they can be synced via the internet so your work is updated in all places.
We are aware undergraduates may have used RefMe. As of 7 March 2017, RefMe will become Cite This For Me (CTFM), as it was sold to a company called Chegg. Students who have used RefMe are advised to back up their references elsewhere as they will no longer be accessible from June 1st, when account access becomes subscription only. Before this time, login details used for RefMe should be the same for CTFM.
Should you need any help in learning how to use reference management software please do come along to the askalibrarian desk up on Level 3 of The Hive or make an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian.
- As an undergraduate using MAC/PC and the library PCs I recommend Zotero. It's free and you can set up collaborative libraries but also imports BibTex citations (available from the HIVE resource lists
- Thanks for your input Ian. We have put togther a short tutorial on how to download and use Zotero. https://www.screencast.com/t/9VPRF5qAnJ90