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Bibliographical managers – tutorials

  1. EndNote basic
  • PubMed
  • Medline
  • Embase
  • Web of Science
  1. Mendeley
  2. Citavi
  3. Zotero

What is a bibliographic manager?

A software that allows you to collect and manage the bibliographical descriptions, i.e. a bibliographical manager, is a support tool for researchers and students while searching, collecting and organizing their own bibliographical information. That includes journals, books, chapters, websites and PDF files in one place. Bibliographical managers are compatible with text editors and they allow for inserting footnotes and references in the composed text, as well as formatting of writing in the selected citation style.

What are the pros of using bibliographic manager?

  • It collects the bibliographical descriptions from databases and Internet available in the Library.
  • It allows for multiple use of the collected records in the future publications.
  • It permits to choose the citation style from a large collection that is installed in a given program. In this way, one is able to change format to a different one and generate a record of the used style.
  • One can import and export the records to different bibliographical managers.
  • It saves our time!



1. EndNote basic (previously EndNote Web):

EndNote basic is a program allowing users to:

  • Collect records from the electronic databases, such as: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Web of Science,
  • Store and organize up to 50.000 records,
  • Share collected data and work together with other EndNote basic users,
  • Import or export selected records to and from different citation styles,
  • Format bibliography in any of the styles available from hundreds of citation styles,
  • Paste citations and format their bibliography, which is made in Microsoft® Word, however they want,
  • Have access to the most popular bibliographic formats of academic journals,
  • Use the “manuscript matcher” option to identify the most suitable academic journals so that they can publish their own publications.


2. Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research:

  • Automatically generate bibliographies,
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online,
  • Easily import papers from other research software,
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading,
  • Access your papers from anywhere online,
  • Read papers on the go, with our iOS and Android apps.


3. Citavi

Instead of googling for hours, use Citavi to search your library’s catalogs and research databases for new sources. This helps you find the right texts faster and saves you time and trouble. Use Citavi to cite any source you need for your papers. From academic monographs to webpages – with Citavi’s Picker you can send citation information for books and webpages from your browser to your project. No more piles of paper or lost print-outs. All with just a click.


4. Zotero

Zotero is the only software that automatically senses research on the web. Need an article from JSTOR or a preprint from A news story from the New York Times or a book from a library? Zotero has you covered, everywhere. Zotero helps you organize your research any way you want. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work. Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor, and directly inside Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. With support for over 9,000 citation styles, you can format your work to match any style guide or publication.


EndNote basic


  • PubMed


  •  Medline


  • Embase


  • Web of Science