Bibliographic management software is reasonable to use, if the number of your references is increasing and the management gets more and more complex. There are many options of desktop or web-based bibliographic management software: Heidelberg University Library offers an overview (in German) of the options which you can buy or download for free. The University of Heidelberg offers EndNote and Citavi.
Since 2010 the University of Heidelberg alternatively licenses the German bibliographic management software Citavi. Citavi is available for free to all members of the University of Heidelberg. Until further notice we do not offer a support service for Citavi. The University Library of Heidelberg offers (in German) installation instructions, instructions for self-study and training and consulting dates.
The bibliographic management software EndNote allows you
EndNote Web is the web-based version and focuses on the collaborative work on bibliographies with colleagues. As compared to the EndNote desktop version the functionality of EndNote Web is partly limited. Data transfer between the web-based and the desktop version is possible via synchronisation.
Download: Faculty staff, including students of the Medical Faculty of Mannheim as well as UMM-Doctors with teaching positions, can download EndNote (Windows and Mac). Please note the advices and the license requirements: Download.
Installation: The EndNote license is bound to one user. You can install the software on 3 devices, e.g. on your working place computer and notebook.
After installation please proof the settings for the EndNote functions "Find Full Text" und "OpenURL Link". They are helpful to add PDFs automatically (if a campus licence exists) or to use our "Check full text" service
The guidelines of the Medical Faculty for the writing of the thesis prescribe the use of the following journals output styles:
These styles were modified in the library, so that the specifications on theses of the Medical Faculty of Mannheim and web pages for formatting the bibliography conform to the above-named guidelines.
To download procede as follows:
Please note that the references themselves shall be entered into the EndNote database as follows:
Theses of the Medical Faculty of Mannheim: The best way to export the data is from HEIDI online catalog to EndNote. The reference should automatically obtain the reference type "Thesis". Otherwise insert this "Reference Type by yourself", see figure:
EndNote training courses are offered on a regular basis. It is possible to ask for courses held in English.
Please arrange individual consultations for questions on importing search results from databases, creating bibliographies, citing in Word, etc.