New zotero Tool for Bibliographies

If you just need to create a quick bibliography, ZoteroBib can be helpful for you. It is a free service to help you quickly generate bibliographies in more than 9,000 citation styles. “There’s no software to install or account to create, and it works on any device, including tablets and phones. Your bibliography is stored right on your device.”
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Mobile Version of

The functionality of bibliographic management systems for mobile devices is often highly limited. But there are some solutions (both iOS and Android) available for Zotero (while there are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices). So you may access and edit your Zotero library on your mobile phone or tablet.

Zotero for mobile:

Zotero Reader web app tour:

How to switch to EndNote

If you are currently working with a reference management system and want to switch to EndNote it is no problem to take your references with you.

If you are switching from Reference Manager to EndNote, this video will show you how to do it:

How to export references from Zotero and then import them into EndNote is shown in this video:

Switch from Mendeley to EndNote is shown in these pictures:

And if you have a set of references in a spreadsheet or database program, here’s how to get them into EndNote:

Comparison of Reference Management Systems

There are a lot of comparisons of commercial and non-commercial reference management software available on the web. We recommend the following tables created by librarians:

To decide which one of the many reference management systems to use, first aks yourself the following questions:

  • Which system do my colleagues use?
  • Is the system compatible with my operating system/word processor?
  • Which databases are available for import?

Online Workshops on Reference Management Systems in June and July

Here are the dates for the upcoming online workshops on bibliographic management systems:

  • Reference Management with Mendeley – June 4
  • Reference Management with Papers – June 6
  • Reference Management with Zotero – June 13
  • Literaturverwaltungssysteme – Einführung & Überblick (in German) – June 25
  • Literaturverwaltung mit EndNote (in German) – July 2
  • Reference Management with EndNote – July 9

All workshops begin at 10:30 am and last 90 minutes.
Attendance is free of charge for staff and guests of the Max Planck Society, but online registration is required.

The online workshops are offered by the Scientific Information Retrieval Services for the Biology & Medicine Section of the Max Planck Society. Find more details on schedule, technical requirements and registration at