Reference software: reasons to use it
Reference software, also known as bibliographic software, allows you to collect, manage and use information in a systematic way.
The tool supports you in
- building your own library of references
- coherently integrating references and citations in a text, according to a certain citation style such as APA, Vancouver, MLA
- drafting a bibliography or literature list in a comprehensive way
- making your own citation style or adapting an existing one
There's a variety of packages out there, paying or for free. Some examples are EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, Papers.
UGent has a licence on EndNote. Zotero is also used frequently at UGent. It is an open source, free software.
Want to compare reference software? This wikipedia page provides a nice overview.
Last modified May 13, 2022, 11:45 a.m.