Reference management software allows you to:
Edinburgh Napier offers training and support with Endnote and Mendeley reference management software - use the one which suits your needs best, or choose another reference manager.
See Choosing a Reference Manager to compare software.
How do you choose which reference manager to use?
See a list of pros and cons for Endnote and Mendeley below. If you are planning for long-term research like a PhD, take some time to attend training (see the Training and Events Calendar), try out the software or ask your Subject Librarian for advice.
Pros and cons – Why use it rather than Mendeley?
|Versions||Endnote Desktop (Windows & Mac) & Endnote Online|
On campus computers - Apps Anywhere
Well used in health & sciences.
|Be aware of||
Libraries should not be stored in the cloud.
Mendeley is ‘freemium’ online reference management software. With a personal Mendeley account you have a library where you can save and organise citations, adding them to your work as you’re writing and create a references list.
Pros and cons – Why use it rather than Endnote?
|University support||Limited. The University does not subscribe to Mendeley, therefore cannot help with technical queries. Contact Mendeley.|
|Versions||Mendeley Reference Manager (Windows & Mac) and/or use the web version.|
|Access||Free download from the web and/or use the web version.|
Drag and drop PDFs.
|Be aware||There is no de-duplication tool.
Installed the university’s Office 365 on your computer? Can’t install the Cite add-in to Word.
Can’t create a bibliography list and a reference list in the same Word doc.
Storage limit of 2GB.
Make backups of your Library.