Reference management tools allow you to store and manage the references that you gather in the course of your research. All 3 of the reference management tools (which UNIZULU uses) mentioned on this page share the following common features:
For training on how to use these reference management tools contact: Sizwe Mabena at MabenaS@unizulu.ac.za
Zotero collects, manages and allows you to cite references. In other words, Zotero will help you get organised, save time and collaborate your work.. You can also attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.
It automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.
Below is a 12 minute video link on how to use Zotero:
EndNote is a reference management tool that helps to organize all your references in one database, called EndNote library. It allows you to enter manually or download from the databases, Google Scholar, etc. your references to books, journal articles, theses & dissertations, websites and other information resources. This will assist you to insert citations and references from your EndNote library into your thesis/dissertation or your project and automatically build a bibliography according to the selected reference style (e.g. APA, Harvard, etc.) in Microsoft Word.
For you to access EndNote use the UNIZULU elearn portal on the link below:
Mendeley is a free reference management software package, also known as bibliographic software, which enables you to: