Also called bibliographic or citation management software.
This is software that enables you to do some or all of the following:
Some packages also have features such as:
EndNote is the reference management tool that is supported at Newcastle University. It is free to all students and members of staff and the online version is available to students for a year after the end of your course.
For information about EndNote, please see our library guide here.
With so many different types of software, how do you decide which one is right for you? Here are some tips for you to consider when choosing:
There are hundreds of different types of software for managing references and citations. Here is a sample.
Cite This For Me is free web based software which includes group sharing.
Colwiz is freely available with web-based, desktop and mobile versions
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Papers is software for MAC users which allows you to search a number of databases from within it and export the references.
Qiqqa is a free download for managing PDFs.
RefME is a free app which allows you to scan barcodes to create references, add references manually and export them into MSWord and other types of software. There is also a web version.
Wizfolio is free web-based software which integrates with word processor software.
There are a number of differences between the available software. Here are some useful comparison tables to help you decide.