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Scholarly Communication: Reference Management

This guide defines Scholarly Communication, and its role in raising visibility of Researcher output and web presence. Scholarly Communication is defined as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality,

Reference Management Tools

Our Rhodes University LibGuide: How to choose: RefWorks, Mendeley or Zotero? provides more information, and step-by-step assistance 


View the Scholarly Communications: Reference Management page for more information

View the Scholarly Communications: Referencing Styles page for more information

View the Scholarly Communications: Plagiarism page for more information



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RefWorks is a web-based commercial reference management software package

Our Rhodes University LibGuide provides more information, and step-by-step assistance


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Mendeley: For more information and/or to create your Mendeley profile

Our Rhodes University LibGuide provides more information, and step-by-step assistance


Your personal assistant, Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Digital Scholar Making Methods Modern

Our Rhodes University LibGuide provides more information, and step-by-step assistance



EndNote is the industry standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on the Windows and Macintosh desktop.

Rhodes University does not subscribe to EndNote. However, you are able to access the free version of EndNote which is available via our Web of Science subscription



Paperpile is a web-based commercial reference management software, with special emphasis on integration with Google Docs and Google Scholar.

For assistance with Paperpile, please contact the EdTech staff at CHERTL

World Wide Information Services (WWIS)

Formatting Citations

Formatting citations can be very time consuming. Find out about our reference manager tool that helps you save time on formatting citations, so that you can focus on your research and your ultimate goal of getting published.