Digital toolkit for reference management Digital toolkit for reference management


A sophisticated reference manager with online and desktop components, Mendeley allows you to organise your saved papers, annotate pdfs, collaborate in open or private groups, and connect with other researchers in your field. Use the Web Importer to search for references and save them quickly into your research library. Mendeley will create fully formatted reference lists in hundreds of citation styles.

Mendeley is free!

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Mendeley provide a range of video tutorials and guides to help you with importing and organising your references.


Zotero is an easy-to-use, lightweight, reference management tool that allows you to collect, organize, cite and share research.

Zotero is free!

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EndNote is a powerful reference management program which features both a desktop and an online component.

EndNote is free to UEA students on campus PCs. If you prefer, you can buy your own copy to install on your own computer via the link below.

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  • if you're using a UEA PC, simply click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and type 'EndNote', then open the program from the Start menu.
  • if you want to buy your own copy of EndNote, click here to get a student rate


CiteThemRight isn't an automatic reference generator like the other tools in this section, but a helpful interactive website that shows you how to reference practically any type of source - not just books and journals but ebooks, websites, legal material, conferences and even tweets!

CiteThemRight is free to UEA students and you can access it both on- and off-campus. (If you are off-campus you can log in using your UEA username and password.)

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