Trying to organise and manage your references can be an overwhelming task, but there are free tools available to help you. The time spent at the beginning of your research in selecting and setting up reference management software, can prevent stress and save you time in the future.
As well as helping you to manage your references, reference management software can be used to:
EndNote is a bibliographic management software that allows you to organise references, PDFs and other files into a searchable database and create bibliographies and in-text citations in your document, with automatic formatting to your selected style
The EndNote library guide provides an overview of Endnote's features and capabilities.
Access and downloads
Download EndNote (CQU's site license covers students and staff)
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organise, cite and share your research sources. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files. Each user receives 300 MB of free storage. Additional storage is available for purchase.
Help is available from Zotero’s website .
Zotero user guide This guide can be translated into 16 other languages:
English (en), Czech (cs), German (de), Spanish (es), Persian / Farsi (fa), French (fr), Indonesian (id), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Slovenian (sl), Swedish (sv), Turkish (tr), and Mandarin Chinese (zh).
Reminder – CQUniversity does not provide assistance with this software.
Mendeley is a reference manager as well as an academic social network. Your are able to create a library of references, cite as you write and read and annotate PDFs.
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Reminder - CQUniversity does not provide assistance with this software.