Citation Manager

Citation Manager is software for collectiong and organizing references and citations.


About Mendeley Institutional Edition

[Available Period] From April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024. ※Updated
※It is to be determined whether we will renew Mendeley Institutional subscription for the following year.

Mendeley Institutional Edition provides many benefits as below.

Free edition Institutional edition
Personal library space 2GB 100GB
Group library space 100MB 100GB
Number of collaborators in each group 25 100
Number of groups 5 1000

How to upgrade Mendeley to the institutional edition

Once you log in to Mendeley via the network in Osaka University, your Mendeley account will be automatically upgraded to the institutional edition.

  • Mendeley
  • If you do not have a Mendeley account, please access the above website to create your account.
  • You can use the upgraded version off campus for 12 months after your last login via network in OU.

When you leave OU or when OU cancel the Mendeley Institutional subscription, your account will be downgraded to the free edition and you will not be able to use the premium features any longer.

  • Your Mendeley account will not expire after the downgrade.
  • Your data will remain in the storage of Mendeley Web Library after the downgrade. However, you need to export your data to the other storage if your usage exceeds the limitations of free version.

EndNote Online

Notice of use

  • To start using EndNote Online, you need to access Web of Science and click "EndNote" button on the menu bar to create an account.
    * To create an account from off-campus, click Web of Science in the "Access to databases" list of "Off Campus Access", access the Web of Science through user authentication by Osaka University Personal ID, and click “EndNote” button.
  • If you already have an account for Web of Science, registration is not required.
  • EndNote Online works seamlessly with Web of Science. You can also import citations from many other databases.
  • Off-campus access is available. But you must access the site on campus at least once a year. If not, your account will become a free EndNote basic account.

How to import citations


  • The desktop version of EndNote Basic.
  • This is paid software by Clarivate Analytics.
  • OS : Windows and Mac.

How To Set Preferences for Finding FullText

By making the following settings on the EndNote, it is possible to check the full text which you can use at Osaka University.

Edit (menu) > Preferences > Find Full Text

  1. Please check in the “Open URL”
  2. Enter the following to “OpenURL Path”
  3. Enter the following to “Authenticate with”(If you want to use from off-campus only).



  • Available for free.
  • This has two versions : Zotero for Firefox and Zotero Standalone.
  • OS : Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS(iPad, iPhone).