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Citation Management

How to use citation managers such as EndNote and Zotero.

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What Are Citation Management Tools?

Citation management tools are programs that collect records or citations from research databases (indexes, catalogs, etc.) that you can then organize for your research projects. They also help you cite your research by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically.

Why should I use a citation management tool?

  • To stay organized
  • To prevent transcription or typographical errors
  • To ease citing and creating bibliographies 

What are the types of citation management tools?

  • Desktop Software: Endnote, Zotero, Papers, etc.
  • Web-based: EndNote Web, Mendeley, etc.