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Citation Managers

Software and apps to help you organize and format citations for your research papers.

Table of Contents

Pages on this Guide:

  • Citation Manager Basics
    • What are citation managers and how can you use them for your research? Find out more about them on this page!
  • Choosing a Citation Manager 
    • Not sure which citation manager is right for you? You may want to start with Zotero.
    • Learn about the different features of three citation managers: EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. 

  • Zotero
    • This stand-alone guide has step-by-step information on how to set up, download, and use Zotero for your research.
    • The lastest version of Zotero (6.0) has improved functionality for annotating PDF documents

  • Moving over from RefWorks?
    • Learn how to migrate your references from your RefWorks account over into Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote.
    • For those who had a RefWorks account before June 30th, 2019: Your RefWorks account became RefWorks LITE. Learn more about the features of RefWorks LITE and how you can use it for your research on this page.

Ethical use of sources

Looking for more information on how to find and use sources? The Chester Fritz Library has a dedicated research guide to Ethical Use of Sources, which provides in-depth information on finding and using sources as well as tips on avoiding plagiarism.