Course Details and Schedule

Formatting your in text citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, Papers and ColWiz.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Introduction to reference management
  • Choosing the best tool for your needs
  • RefWorks
  • EndNote and EndNote Online
  • Zotero
  • Mendeley
  • Papers
  • ColWiz
Course information
Intended audience Researchers and students, academics, university staff and anyone interested in managing research references
Prior knowledge Basic familiarity with the internet/Windows applications
Resources Brief notes are supplied at no charge
Software Standard internet browser
Format Presentation with practical exercises
Where next? EndNote series of ITLP courses and RefWorks courses.

Course provider: Bodleian Libraries

What you will need:

BYOD friendly. A computer and software are provided, however you can bring your own with the correct software installed (read our guidance first)


This course is not currently scheduled.