There are a variety of reference management packages you can use at UCL. Here are some of the options available to you.
EndNote Desktop is licensed software, available on the UCL desktop. UCL staff and students have access through UCL’s institutional subscription. To use it from home, you can access it via Desktop@UCL Anywhere or download it to your home PC or Mac computer, for use whilst you remain a member of UCL - you must delete it when you leave UCL. See How to install EndNote for instructions on installing EndNote Desktop to your personal device. You can sync EndNote Desktop with the online version.
To use EndNote Desktop, staff working at NHS Trusts affiliated to UCL need to purchase an EndNote licence. with the exception of Great Ormond Street Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which have licences for EndNote desktop.
See the EndNote guide for instructions on how to use EndNote Desktop.
Mendeley is a useful tool to collect, store and format references. Mendeley also works with Microsoft Word and Open Office to insert in-text citations and compose bibliographies. Mendeley Reference Manager and Mendeley Desktop (desktop apps) are available on the UCL desktop. They generally cannot be downloaded to NHS PCs computers (arrangements in some Trusts may differ), and only Mendeley Reference Manager (not Mendeley Desktop, since 1 Sept. 2022) can be downloaded to any other computer for which you have admin rights.
Zotero Standalone is open-source software available on the UCL desktop. It is also free to download to your own computer. Zotero has a sync function which allows you to store your library in the Cloud.
See Installing Zotero Standalone, for instructions on installing Zotero to your personal device. You can sync Zotero with the online version, but note that although Zotero provides unlimited storage for references, you will need to purchase Cloud storage space if you want to upload all the contents (PDFs and notes) to Zotero online.
EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero are also all freely available online.
If you've already used one reference management package, but wish to use another, it is possible to transfer your references (and in some cases PDFs), by using export and import options within the packages.
See the instructions in the appropriate guide: