Reference management tools

Reference management tools are designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

We reccommend:

RefWorks is a web-based reference management tool that is purchased by Estonian University of Life Sciences to all faculty members and students. RefWorks allows users:
  • quickly and easily import references from online databases;
  • store, organize and replenish records;
  • automatically insert references into papers;
  • generate formatted bibliographies instantly.

It is reccommended to use EMÜ network and e-mail address for creating an account to RefWorks (students:, staff: If you are out of the EMÜ network or if you wish to create account with your other personal e-mail address, contact ;for further assistance.
More information about RefWorks and video:

Zotero is a free, open-source research management tool that allows users:

  • collect, organize and analyze research and share it;
  • organize your personal library and make notes;
  • generate bibliographies, citations and reports.

More information about Zotero:

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that allows users:

  • make easily personal fully-searchable library;
  • read, highlight and annotate PDFs on any device;
  • generate citations and bibliography.
More information about Mendeley:

Library contact person
Karmen Kalk, Information Services Specialist
Phone: +372  731 3064