The following are the three most frequently used Citation Management Tools. It is a personal preference which one you choose.
RefWorks is a Web-based citation manager that allows you to import references from text files, web sites or online databases. You can use RefWorks to format a paper and a bibliography in seconds. Checkout the RefWorks Research Guide for more information
The new RefWorks is a premier reference management service that supports the needs of students, faculty and librarians. With a refined user experience, full-text management, collaboration and other features you’d expect from a reference management solution, RefWorks enables students and faculty to have a more efficient and reliable process for producing the best research papers and grants. Libraries are able to offer this powerful service and have full administrative controls and analytic's that provide a consistent source of patron and content usage.
Zotero. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
For more information checkout the Zotero research page
- Firefox plugin so it works wherever Firefox does
- Integrates with Firefox browser to provide 1-click importing
- Desktop client available
- Will store any file type
- Archives web pages (i.e. stores them as they are when you save them)
- Provides plugins for Word and Open Office to create bibliographies
- Drag-and-drop citations into your paper
- Create shared or group libraries
- Publish your library or a certain folder as an RSS for others to see
Log into Zotero to create your account.
Mendeley is free online reference citation management tool that allows you to manage, organize, write, cite and collaborate with folks locally and internationally. As a web-based tool, you can sync desktop and web searching.
For more information check out the Mendeley Research Guide.
Manage References Cite and Generate Bibliographies Organize Your Papers
Word and Libre Office plugins