Reference managers are a type of software designed to:
Endnote Online and RefWorks are available to the UH community for free. There are many others on the market and some of them are free. In the next sections, you can find detailed access and training information, and a comparison chart of the pros and cons of commonly used software.
Downloading EndNote Desktop
EndNote X9 is available for online purchase at UH Cougar Byte. The cost is $89 to UH students.
Endnote Online is available to UH faculty and students for free
EndNote Online is the online component of the desktop version of EndNote. All UH students and faculty have access to EndNote online through UH's subscription to the Web of Knowledge database. You can sign up for an account at myendnoteweb.com. For verification purposes, you have to do this through the UH network, using your UH email address.
Ennote has an extensive training program. This training page contains written instructions, online tutorials, and Webinar information.
Special Note for EndNote Users on Full-Text Linking Feature:
Endnote could attach full-text documents, including the journal articles in UH Library's collection, to the citations in your library with a simple click. To make it work, you need to set it up in your EndNote Preference. Here are the steps:
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool that is offered free of charge by the UH Libraries to all students, staff, and faculty. You can go the database A-Z list on the Library website to find RefWorks and create an account. For more information, visit this guide for detailed instruction on gaining access, creating an account, and using it effectively.
Learning RefWorks: RefWorks Training Videos
Mendeley Web is the online component of Mendeley, allowing you to share your research with your academic social network through groups.
Learning Mendeley: Mendeley offers helpful tutorials to guide using the software: https://www.mendeley.com/guides
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is another online tool that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all, it's free.
Zotero can be downloaded from the Zotero website. There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac, or Linux. In addition to Firefox, Zotero can work Safari and Chrome.
Learning Zetero: Information on how to get started and use it effectively can be found on its support page.