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Manage Citations with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote and ProQuest Flow: Overview

Provides guidance on how to use choose a citation management program and how-to use various citation management programs.

What is citation management software?

Citation management software helps you:

  • organize references, PDFs, and images
  • take notes on references and PDFs
  • format bibliographies and in-text citations in hundreds of citations styles
  • share references and collaborate on projects with colleagues

This guide only covers citation software supported by the library: Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, EndNote, and Papers.  When deciding which one to use consider your research habits, word processing, and collaboration/sharing needs.  These programs can work with each other and some people may need to use more than one throughout their academic career.


Which citation management software should I use?

Considerations for groups & labs

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