This guide helps you getting started with using reference management software. With the help of reference management software you can:
Some reference management softwares needs to be purchased, while some are free of charge. This guide focuses on:
There are many different types of reference management software, and which one to choose depends on the needs you have. Below you find a comparison between Mendeley and Zotero.
|Free of charge||(up to 2 GB)||(up to 300 MB)|
|Can be used without valid Hanken-ID|
|Open source||(a product from Elsevier)|
|PDF-files can be saved||(can be a hassle with getting all the reference details imported from the PDF-files)|
|Annotate and comment saved PDF-files||(the function is on its way)|
|Tag references with keywords and sort references in folders|
|Save web content||(use Mendeley Web Importer)||(use Zotero connector)|
|iOS/iPadOS||(on its way)|
|Share documents and collaborate with others||(limited amount of groups in the free version)|
|Microsoft Word||(use Mendeley Cite-o-matic/Mendeley Cite)|
|Edit citation styles|
More information on operating systems and browsers compatible with Mendeley:
Before getting started with a reference management software it is good to think of what your expectations and needs are:
This comparison can help you choose the right software:
The Hanken library offers guidance in using the reference management software Mendeley.
Do you have questions or do you want to book an appointment? Send an e-mail to email@example.com.