Reference management

What can you do with reference management software?

  • efficiently organise bibliographic information
  • create a personal literature database
  • import information from catalogues, bibliographic databases and the internet
  • insert bibliographic information into your academic work
  • create bibliographies

KIM provides the following reference management software for free to university members:


A licence can be used for all your personal computers and devices.
reference management and knowledge organization
works with Windows (sometimes with Mac, if certain requirements are met).


The programme can be installed and used on a local computer.
reference management
works with Windows and Mac.

EndNote Online

The programme is web-based.
reference management
works with Windows, Linux and Mac.

Numerous other reference management software is also available.

Which programme is the right one for me?

  • Our decision-making tool shows you the main criteria you can use to decide which programme best suits your needs.
  • A detailed comparison of reference management software is available as a PDF from the library at the Technical University of Munich.