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Bibliographies management

To save and manage your bibliographies you can use the Citation Management Software freely available online or available through the Library System.

This software allows you to:

  • create and manage a personal database by saving bibliographic references imported from databases and electronic resources available online;
  • organise references according to the main referencing styles and add them to your own documents via a link to writing tools such as Microsoft Word, LibreOffice Writer or Pages;
  • automatically create a bibliography to be included in the paper you are writing;
  • collaborate with individuals or groups of scholars by sharing citations and documents online.

Here is a list of some of the most widely-used software:

  • Mendeley: easy-to-use software, the basic version is available for free. Guide
  • Zotero: free open source software compatible with all operating systems. Guide
  • EndNote Basic: commercial product free for all university users, included in the Web of Science database subscription. In the database’s top right-hand menu click on 'Products' and choose 'Endnote', then create an account as required. Accessing the database outside the university’s network requires authentication. Guide


Click here for a comparison among the various software available

Other tools


To typographically compose a text with mathematical content, we recommend using the programme LaTeX. Bibtex is the tool used by LaTeX to simplify the formatting of bibliographical references. Guide

For more details about referencing, referencing styles and copyright see the MOOC:

In the library with a click - Tools to support bibliographic research accessible from the webpage: