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We recently surveyed the King's community to find out which pieces of bibliographic software were in use, and the results are above. Your responses have really helped us decide how to design this guide, where you can find tuition and support for all the popular programs mentioned above.

Whichever software you decide to use, happy referencing!

EndNote desktop

How to find and install EndNote desktop

EndNote desktop can be found installed on any King's computer e.g. in Libraries or computer rooms throughout our campuses. 

You can install it on your personal device by going to and logging in

It must be removed from your device when you are no longer a student/member of staff at King’s.

Online training on EndNote

You can find an online course on EndNote desktop below, available via LinkedIn Learning.

How can I get a personal copy of EndNote?

You can buy a copy from Bilaney (linked below) at a discounted rate.

Online Webinars on using EndNote from Clarivate

The default time zone is Eastern U.S., so make sure to choose the correct zone to see the right courses. The webinars include EndNote for Windows and Mac OSX.

Technical Support for EndNote Desktop

Linking to Full Text

If you would like to link your Desktop Endnote Library to KCL databases so you can use the Find Full Text function, you need to select:

Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text

These are the details you will then be asked for:

OpenURL Path:

Authenticate with: URL:


Installing Mendeley on your computer

Mendeley desktop can be downloaded free of charge from Mendeley's website, compatible with windows, Mac OS and Linux:

Training on using Mendeley

Technical Support for Mendeley

Which version of RefWorks should I use?

New to using RefWorks? Sign up to the New RefWorks 2.0 with the links below.

Been using RefWorks for awhile? If you are still using Legacy RefWorks, you have the option of either staying with Legacy RefWorks or moving to New RefWorks 2.0.

Important - If you decide to move to the NeRefWorks 2.0, please ensure you not are currently working on a document that you began using Legacy RefWorks.

New RefWorks 2.0

Click the link below to create your RefWorks account. When your account's ready to go, take a look at the RefWorks 2.0 YouTube playlist to get started:

You can migrate your legacy library to RefWorks 2.0!

Important - If you decide to move to the New RefWorks 2.0, please ensure you not are currently working on a document that you began using Legacy RefWorks.

Tutorials and webinars on using New RefWorks 2.0

Interactive, narrated tutorials are available on all aspects of getting started with using New RefWorks 2.0 to cite and reference your sources.

From importing references for journals and books to inserting citations and creating your bibliography, find ProQuest's tutorials on their new YouTube channel New RefWorks:

Technical Support for RefWorks

Legacy RefWorks

RefWorks logo in a banner

New to using RefWorks? Sign up to the New RefWorks 2.0 in the box above.

Technical Support for RefWorks


Installing Zotero on your computer

Zotero can be downloaded to your computer free of charge. Click the link below to get started with Zotero and exploring the range of plugins and apps you can add to your internet browser.

Training on using Zotero

Technical Support for Zotero