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To have a hands-on experience of these software for yourself, do come down for our workshops. You can find the full schedule by clicking on the Workshops tab above.
Here are some factors to consider when deciding on which software works best for you:
Why should I choose EndNote?
Why should I choose Mendeley?
Why should I choose Zotero?
This guide is created to introduce some common Reference Management Software to you that can be used to manage large numbers of references for your writing assignments or research papers. You may refer to the individual software by clicking on the tabs above.
NTU Library supports EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero as seen below. You only need to use one to manage your referencing needs but you may want to try out them all to decide which you prefer.
|Available for download||
Full premium features
(available for NTU staff and students)
Collaborate with other users
(i.e. sharing references)
|2GB for the free version||300MB for the free version|
|File attachments (i.e. PDF)||✔||✔||✔|
Support major citation styles
(i.e. APA, Chicago, IEEE, MLA, NLM, Turabian etc.)
|Social networks (i.e. can follow other users)||x||✔||✔|
EndNote is a reference management software which can be used as a desktop version (i.e.software) or as a web based program. It contains features to:
To find out more, click on the EndNote tab above.
Mendeley is a reference management software which can be used as a desktop version (i.e.software) or as a web based program. It has features to:
To find out more, click the Mendeley tab above.
Zotero is an alternative reference management software which can be used as a desktop version (i.e.software) or as a web based program. It has useful features like:
To find out more, click on the Zotero tab above.
There are many free software that would help you create citations to copy and paste into your writings. However, using Reference Management Software such as the above would make the process more seamless.