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Academic Writing

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.

Reference Management Tools


EndNote is reference management software with features to—

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iOS device, through EndNote Sync. (You must be the owner and user of all three computers.)

  • Share your references with collaborators through EndNote Sync.

  • Use your references in word-processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.

  • Koç University members can download EndNote via the IT webpages as the university has a subscription to the program. For more information please visit the Library's EndNote Libguide

Mendeley Institutional Edition

Mendeley Institutional Edition is the enterprise edition of Elsevier’s leading workflow tool. It enriches the Mendeley solution which is trusted by 6+ million users to stay up-to-date, collaborate, manage references, benchmark, showcase their work and find opportunities with goal-based insights and management capabilities.

Koç University members has free access to Mendeley Institutional Edition creating an account on with the premium facilities on the chart. Also you can visit the Library's Mendeley Libguide to get detailed information about trainings.


Zotero step by step

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself

Download  ZOTERO Now!

What can groups do for you?

With groups, you collaborate remotely with project members, set up web-based bibliographies for classes you teach, and so much more.

  • Share your own work or sources you have discovered with others who are working in related areas.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, publicly or privately, on ongoing research.
  • Discover other people with similar interests and the sources they are citing.



Of the different ways to automatically generate bibliographies (as well as in-text citations and footnotes), the easy-to-use word processor plugins are probably the most flexible. These plugins, available for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice/OpenOffice/NeoOffice, create dynamic bibliographies: insert a new in-text citation in your manuscript, and the bibliography will be automatically updated to include the cited item. Correct the title of an item in your Zotero library and with a click of a button the change will be incorporated in your texts.

To get started with these plugins, check out the following links. You can also get a taste of how these plugins work in action by watching screencasts of Zotero and Word or of Zotero and OpenOffice (by Daniel de Byl).


You can visit The Library's Zotero Libguide: