There are many different kinds of reference management software available. Some are free, some require a license. Here, we compare four common software packages:
Installing the software
EndNote: free for our UGent students and staff (go to Athena)
Zotero: free (open source)
Mendeley: free ...
Correctly referencing your sources is essential in academic writing (bachelor paper, master thesis, PhD dissertation). There are many different styles of referencing, depending on your field of study or the journal. Contact your supervisor to find out which style is expected or look it up on your faculty’s website.The ...
These are all unique identifiers that refer to a specific source. Based on these identifiers, you will always be able to find the full and correct bibliographical information.
A DOI or Digital Object Identifier is a code distributed by the International DOI Foundation, or IDF. It can refer to ...
You can find duplicates of references when you click References > Find Duplicates. You will get a pop-up where you can compare possible duplicates. If there are fields that differ, they will be lit up in red. You can choose to keep one ('Keep this reference') or both references (Skip).
It is possible to add the same (filled out) field to multiple references at the same time. This is a handy feature when you want to add the name of database your references come from or if you want to add tags like "read," "to read," etc.
Before you do ...
You can make groups in EndNote to structure your citations. There are three different groups:
a Group: you can add citations manually
a Smart Group: citations are added automatically
a Group Set: a cluster of (Smart) groups
If you want to make a group to which you can add ...
You can share (parts of) your EndNote desktop library with up to 99 colleagues or peers.
Back up your library
First, you need to back up your library.
Make an online EndNote account
Make an online EndNote account by registering here
Use your UGent e-mail account so EndNote recognises ...
1. Open EndNote via Athena
If you've never used Athena on this device before, install the Citrix client: https://helpdesk.ugent.be/athena/en/ica.php
2. Click in EndNote on File > New
3. Save the library on your H:Drive, preferably in a separate folder
You can always access your H:drive via Athena, whether ...
You can import up to 500 references at the same time from Web of Science into your EndNote library.
To do this, enter your search query and click "Save to EndNote Desktop"
You will see a pop-up where you can enter the amount of references you want to import. If ...
You can personalise the fields in EndNote in two different ways.
You can choose which reference type is your preferred default, e.g: Journal Article. You can also choose which fields a certain reference type needs.
Open EndNote via Athena
Click Edit > Preferences, click on the tab "Reference ...
"Traveling Library" refers to the citations that are embedded in a Word document. You can:
Send the Traveling Library to your publisher, alongside your manuscript
Export the Traveling Library from a Word document of a colleague
Export a Traveling Library
Go to Athena via Athena
Open your paper either via ...
Ghent University has a license for EndNote desktop and has access to Web of Science.
Cite While You Write
Web of Science data and links
EndNote basic users
Limited feature set
EndNote basic & Web of Science users
You paraphrase when you explain another author’s idea(s) in your own words, often with added context.
Extract the gist. For example, one of the main arguments in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (1929) is: women have the right to education.
When you paraphrase this, you might write ...