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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

EndNote: Citation Management: Start

Use this guide to select software, download pdfs, format bibliographies and manage citations and research,

Get EndNote - X9 (current version)

  • For the UCB Discounted Price please email Debbie Jan, Optometry and Health Sciences Librarian.
  • UC System Purchase with Student/Academic price.
  • Versions for download
  • EndNote Basic for online trial
  • EndNote Desktop for a free 30 day trial to get started. (start here)
  • EndNote iPad App
  • What is new with EndNote X9?
  • EndNote X9.3.1 supports macOS Catalina.
  • Download the updated Connection File, U Calif-Berkeley to search in OskiCat.
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within EndNote
  • Share lists of references with other EndNote users
  • See our EndNote Support page for tutorials and additional information.

Widely used citation managers:

  • Free to UC Berkeley users, create an account using the RefWorks New User
  • Web-based: use with internet access
  • Works with Google Docs
  • Format bibliographies in Word
  • Import citations from RSS feeds
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within RefWorks
  • Share lists of references or create a group account for co-editing
  • RefWorks guide

  • Mendeley Guide
  • Free (up to 2 GB web storage) software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for online access
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • From Elsevier


  • Zotero guide
  • Free (up to 300 MB web storage) browser extension
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • Open source software from the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

The TeX logo

  • a typesetting language for scientific document preparation.
  • LaTeX is a program that converts plain text files into TeX.
  • BibTeX is a tool used with LaTeX to create documents and bibliographies.
  • The TeX Users Group (TUG) includes an FAQ, links to software.
  • Endnote has a BibTeX output style that will format your citations into TeX

EndNote Guide, from its Publisher, Clarivate Analytics

Here is a frequently updated guide to EndNote from its publisher:

What is a Reference Management Program?

Reference management programs are personal content managers. These programs allow you to collect and cite sources, create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, add your own notes and keywords to your citations, save images and pdfs. Reference managers work with word processing software to format in-text citations and bibliographies for papers and theses, allow you to share references, and enable you to attach or link PDFs to a citation record.