Answered By: Martin Wolf Last Updated: Apr 13, 2016 Views: 102
There are some freely-available reference management software packages that you might wish to use. One of the main ones is Zotero. This is available in two formats - a version that plugs straight in to the Firefox web browser, and a standalone application that can interface with the Chrome, Safari and Firefox web browsers. It is straightforward to use, and has a Word plug-in for formatting your documents.
Another option you may wish to explore is Mendeley. This is geared primarily to storing and organising PDF documents, but also has some citation elements to it. As users can make their document libraries public, this also has some social networking aspects to it, and may help you find papers useful to your research, or even identify other researchers with whom you may want to communicate.
The University also provides access to both Endnote and RefWorks, but to members of the University only. Further information on these is available on our Referencing guide .