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Reference management: Free reference management programs

Free programs

Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero logos


With Mendeley, EndNote Basic and Zotero you can:

  • save and manage references and documents (e.g. pdf-files) from different databases and websites
  • make citations and bibliographies in Word
  • join and share references in different groups

The free versions of Mendeley and EndNote have limited functions and storage. None of the universities in Vaasa currently have access to the licensed versions.

Introduction to Mendeley

Introduction to EndNote

Introduction to Zotero