Citation: A (Very) Brief Introduction

Management tools

Citation (or reference) management software is used to organize your readings (journal articles, books, primary resources, reports, etc) as you are doing research.  Besides organizing your research it also allows you easily to create your bibliography for papers, thesis and dissertations. There are quite a few of these tools available - some are free, most have fees (one-time or monthly). 

Fee-based citation tools:

  • EndNote
  • RefWorks
  • ReadCube
  • Reference Manager

Free citation tools:

  • EndnoteWeb (through Web of Science)
  • Mendeley
  • Zotero

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