There are several reference / citation management systems for storage and reuse of bibliographic data. Some of them also offer features to link references to (saved) full-text PDF documents for personal use.
IEC supports the following systems:
Both have tools to compile reference lists or bibliographies according to specific publisher standards and offer linking options to pdf’s. Also both systems offer the option “Cite while you write” , for easy citing of specified references stored in Reference Manager or Mendeley during writing with a word processor like Word.
Remember: A main difference is, Reference Manager is not for free. To use the software IEC offers access for a limited number of users or you pay for your own license as TU/e staff member or student. Mendeley is free software.
IEC offers specific courses to introduce Mendeley together with exercises. For an introduction go to Modules for Information Skills; 7. Advanced (intranet).
Courses are offered during the bachelor professional skills, (third phase of information skills) or on request for special groups. Mail iec.education@ if you are interested in the course. The courses will introduce the different possibilities of the system. tue.nl