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Reference management (RefWorks & Mendeley): Get set

RefWorks

RefWorks is available in two versions. If you are new to RefWorks, use the new version!

The old version, Legacy RefWorks, can still be used but will be retired (date has not been confirmed). Note! If you are already using Legacy RefWorks, don't migrate to new RefWorks before you've finished your current projects/documents. A text document (i.e. your text in Word) is locked to Legacy RefWorks and won't be recognised by new RefWorks.

Get set with new RefWorks!

 
  1. Go to RefWorks web site and create an account. Use your @abo.fi e-mail address as your username.
  2. Add Save to RefWorks to swiftly save references with your web browser.
  3. Read about and try out the citation tool RefWorks Citation Manager.

Mendeley

Mendeley is a reference manager that doubles as an "academic" social media platform. With Mendeley you'll keep track of both your references and your colleagues and friends.

Create a profile page where you list your fields of interest and your latest publications. You can follow other users you find interesting and get updated on their work.

Get set with Mendeley!

 
  1. Go to Mendeleys web site and create a free account
  2. Download Mendeley Desktop. The software is compatible with Windows, OSX and Linux. An app is also available on Android and IOS devices.
  3. Open Mendeley Desktop and install Mendeley Cite-O-Matic.
  4. Add Mendeley Web Importer to swiftly save references with your web browser.
  5. Check out your web library, your news feed och Mendeley groups.

Comparison of RefWorks and Mendeley

  RefWorks Mendeley
Windows & Word Yes, you can choose between Write-N-Cite and RefWorks Citation Manager to cite and create reference lists Yes, use Cite-O-Matic and Mendeley Cite to cite and create reference lists
Mac & Word Yes, use RefWorks Citation Manager to cite and create reference lists Yes, use Cite-O-Matic and Mendeley Cite to cite and create reference lists
Linux & Libre Office Meh, not really, gotta do it manually Yes, just as well as on other OSes
Android No Yes, there's an app with some features
IOS No Yes, there's an app with some features
Word 365 (online) Yes Yes
Google Docs Yes No
Unlimited storage No, limited to ~ 2 GB No, limited to 2 GB
Is it a breeze to use? No, you'll encounter some errors (e.g. in Alma) and incomplete data No, you'll encounter some errors and incomplete data
PDF import Yes, but references are extracted with mixed results Yes, but references are extracted with mixed results