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Research Support@HKU Libraries

The HKU Libraries provides support in different stages of your research cycle.

Organize References

Stay organized by adopting reference management software right at the beginning of your research.  Such software will keep a record of your readings, assist in citation style formatting and in citing sources while writing the paper.        

 

The HKUL Endnote site license allows current staff and students to download the software on their own computers.  To get more details in Endnote, visit Endnote@HKU website.

You may also enroll in our Online Endnote Course to learn the essential Endnote skills via a series of videos and quiz questions anytime and anywhere.

Watch the short videos below to get a fast overview of the most popular features in EndNote. For more EndNote video tutorials, please visit YouTube Channel: EndNote Videos or EndNote Training site.

How to Use EndNote in 6 Minutes: Windows

How to Use EndNote in 6 Minutes: Macintosh

Other citation management tools

Besides EndNote, there are other citation management tools that could help you with organizing, managing and formatting citations.
Some of them are free for everyone and some are not. As their functions and features vary, you are suggested to do some research before you start using them or switching to them.

Zotero Zotero is a free open source program.
There are a number of third-party plugins available that provide enhancements, new features and interfaces with other programs.
Availability

Free open source program.

Web-based or desktop version?

Zotero provides desktop client for Mac / Windows / Linux.
zotero.org is an online platform providing limited functions.
Zotero Connector allows saving content of a webpage of your browser to Zotero.
Zotero plugins are third-party plugins that provide more features.
Zotero for Mobile is a mobile version of zotero.org for tablet or mobile phone.

Word processor compatibility

Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs
Click here for more details.

Location of stored records and storage capacity

Local hard drive / Zotero server 300MB for free.
Click here for pricing on more online storage.

Sharing options

Share references with other Zotero users in a group.
Click here for more details.

Transfer from Endnote to Zotero Click here for details.
Enquiry/ Support

Contact Zotero for assistance.
Search in Zotero Forum and Knowledge Base.

Online Tutorial
Mendeley is a cloud based cross-platform application.
You may use Mendeley in different platforms. For more online storage, you may upgrade your account.
Availability Basic version is for free.
Click here for more details.

Web-based or desktop version?

Mendeley Reference Manager is a cloud-based desktop client for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Mendeley Reference Manager Web is an online version of Mendeley Reference Manager.
Mobile application for IOS / Android are also available.
Mendeley Cite is a standalone application citation add-in for Microsoft Word.
Web Importer is an extension for adding references via web browsers.

Word processor compatibility

Microsoft Word
Click here for more details.

Location of stored records and storage capacity

Cloud based storage with 2GB for free. (Cost for additional storage)

Sharing options

Share references with other Mendeley users in a group.
Click here for more details.

Transfer from Endnote to Mendeley Click here for more details.
Enquiry/ Support

Submit your enquiry to Mendeley
Search in Mendeley support center

Online Tutorial
 


 



Zotero
Mendeley
Availability

HKU has signed a site licence agreement with EndNote, which permits all current HKU staff and students to use the software both on campus and at home.
Click here for more details.

Free open source program.

Basic version is for free.
Click here for more details.

Web-based or desktop version?

EndNote Desktop is an application for Mac / Windows (available for HKU staff & students).
EndNote Online is a free online version of EndNote available via Web of Science with limited features.

Zotero provides desktop client for Mac / Windows / Linux.
zotero.org is an online platform providing limited functions.
Zotero Connector allows saving content of a webpage of your browser to Zotero.
Zotero plugins are third-party plugins that provide more features.
Zotero for Mobile is a mobile version of zotero.org for tablet or mobile phone.

Mendeley Reference Manager is a cloud-based desktop client for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Mendeley Reference Manager Web is an online version of Mendeley Reference Manager.
Mobile application for IOS / Android are also available.
Mendeley Cite is a standalone application citation add-in for Microsoft Word.
Web Importer is an extension for adding references via web browsers.

Word processor compatibility

Windows: Microsoft Word, Apache OpenOffice, LibreOffice and Wolfram Mathematica 8
Mac: Apple Pages and Mathematica 8
Click here for more details.

Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and Google Docs
Click here for more details.

Microsoft Word
Click here for more details.

Location of stored records and storage capacity

EndNote Desktop: Local hard drive, unlimited
EndNote Online: EndNote Web, 2GB file attachment storage

Local hard drive / Zotero server 300MB for free.
Click here for pricing on more online storage.

Cloud based storage with 2GB for free. (Cost for additional storage)

Sharing options

EndNote Desktop: Share a group of references with up to 100 other EndNote online users.
EndNote Online: Share individual groups with other EndNote Online account holders.
Click here for more details.

Share references with other Zotero users in a group.
Click here for more details.

Share references with other Mendeley users in a group.
Click here for more details.

Transfer from Endnote to Mendeley NA Click here for more details. Click here for more details.
Enquiry/ Support

Submit your enquiry to HKUL via your preferred channel.
Submit an enquiry to EndNote.
Search in Clarivate EndNote Knowledge Base.

Contact Zotero for assistance.
Search in Zotero Forum and Knowledge Base.

Submit your enquiry to Mendeley
Search in Mendeley support center

Online Tutorial