Reference management for legal research purposes

27 April 2022
campus Hasselt

This event has already taken place.


This course is a part of the PhD efficiency trajectory (25/04/22 - 29/04/22) for PhD students of the Faculty of Law. Other courses included in this trajectory are:

The added value of reference software is significant. With a "reference manager" one can store, organize and share references, and, in addition, one can also easily include references in a publication (cf. footnotes and bibliography). That way, managing your references is a matter of a few clicks instead of a time-consuming manual job. However, within the field of law, we are faced with some challenges, as the Q&A style is not a reference style that is offered by default in Mendeley, Zotero or EndNote. This training aims to explain what is currently possible and how you can already use reference software.

This course consists of two parts:

Part 1 (09:00-10:00): Introduction OneNote by Loth Van de Auwermeulen & Jonas Voorter (Faculty of Law)

Part 2 (10:30-11:30): Reference management by Pieter Lernout (Library UHasselt)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be:

  • aware of the added value of reference software as well as the current pitfalls of reference managers within the field of law,
  • able to install and use reference software in their daily work.


An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. In the current workshop, the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview are actively dealt with:

  • academic research competences
    • information management
    • publication skills


For whom?

  • PhD students or postdocs within the field of Law

When and where?

  • April 27, 2022
  • Part 1: 09:00-10:00
  • Part 2: 10:30-11:30
  • Campus Hasselt, Old Prison, green room(OG-B1.1)


  • Registration is now closed
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified by email after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Acknowledged as?

  • DS BSH - category 'research management & communication skills' - workshop on general communication skills (0,5 points ND)
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