There are a number of different reference management tools. UIB currently only runs courses for EndNote, but can also help you with other widely used tools. Please ask your subject specialist.


EndNote is a reference management tool that lets you organize all your references in one database - an EndNote library. You can enter the references manually or import them from Oria - the library search engine for books, journal articles, etc., or from a variety of academic databases. Afterwards you can insert citations and references from your EndNote library into your manuscript and automatically build a bibliography in your chosen reference style using a word processing software such as Microsoft Word.

EndNote at UiT The Arctic University of Norway


Zotero is free for up to 100 MB of storage space. It is compatible with MS Word, Open Office and Google Docs.


Mendeley is a free tool that enables you to share references and articles with other users. It is compatible with MS Word, Open Office and BibTeX.


BibTeX is free and is for LaTeX users. Some databases, e.g. Scopus, allow you to export references to BibTeX, but many do not support BibTeX. One solution is to import references from external databases to EndNote and then export from there to BibTeX. To achieve this, open the reference library in EndNote, press “Export” and “Select Another Style” under “Output Style” and then find BibTeX Export. Remember to add .bib in the file name when you save the file. You will find the citation key for BibTeX (\ cite {citation key}) in the Label field in EndNote. You can also add a citation key in the .bib file after you have exported it from EndNote.

The course iKomp is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about using sources and learning.

The objective of the course is to prepare you adequately to meet the requirements and expectations of the universities and university colleges regarding learning and academic integrity. This concerns being aware of how to use different sources for different purposes.

Who is the course aimed at?
The main target group is students at universities and colleges, but the course is open to everyone wishing to improve their knowledge about the use of sources. The only thing you need to do is register and get started.

The course has no start or end date, and you may take as long to complete it as you wish. The course is also suitable to use as a reference tool. The estimated duration of the course is approx. five hours. Everyone who passes the course will receive a course certificate.

The course has been developed by the University Library/Result - UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

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We have developed a web-based resource for those wishing to assist in deterring student plagiarism.

The objective of this course is to contribute to increased focus on methods that can deter students from resorting to plagiarism or unconsciously ending up plagiarizing. These include good training in academic writing and referencing techniques, increased focus on the learning processes involved in writing, the formulation of written examinations and coursework requirements.

Free course for everyone

The course requires logging in, but is open and available free of charge to everyone. It is based on six themes, and you will receive a course certificate after completing all the parts.

The course is aimed at lecturers and others who want to learn more about plagiarism.

The course is available in both Norwegian and English versions, and has been designed by employees at Result and the University Library of Tromsø.

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UiT has made Word templates you can use when you write assignments, Master's theses or doctoral theses.

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Please note that the templates are not made by the University library. We are not able to answer questions about the templates.


Internet has made it easier to cut and paste content into written assignments, and it goes without saying that this is incorrect use of sources – unless we cite them in accordance with the citation rules. Software has been developed to uncover this kind of cheating. At UiT we use a program called Urkund, a text identifying program into which student assignments are fed and compared with large text databases (internet, published material and other student material). You can read more about Urkund here

As a student, it is your responsibility to learn how to cite sources in accordance with academic conventions. Read more about good use of sources at, developed by the University Library/Result - UiT.

Search & Write

Search & Write is a web-based course that aims to help students with academic writing. The course helps you to get started on writing your thesis or article and information search methods related to your thesis or article. This course is developed by the University of Bergen, the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Bergen University College.

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VIKO (Your guide to information literacy) is an interactive course in information literacy for students developed by NTNU University Library. This course will provide help to define your research topic, find relevant literature and important points to think about when you are writing your thesis, paper or article.

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The Citation Compass

The Citation Compass has been developed by the University of Agder, University of Stavanger and Telemark University College. You will find information about source evaluation, references and legislation.

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You must submit your master’s or PhD thesis in Munin.

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Munin is UiT’s open research archive.

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