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Faculty & Researcher Help: Reference Managers

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Introduction to Reference Managers

Reference management software, also known as citation management software,  bibliographic management software or citation managers, can help you manage and organize your citations and format bibliographies and footnotes in your papers.

Many different reference management tools are available - some are available for free while others are not. Most pieces of reference management software can help you to:

  • import citation information from databases and library catalogs
  • collect, organize, and annotate citations
  • generate bibliographies and format footnotes or endnotes in a variety of styles
Learn how to get started with Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley with our videos.

Getting Started with Mendeley

Getting Started with Zotero

Using EndNote - PC

Adding Citations to Zotero

Using EndNote - Mac