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Use a citation manager to organize your research

A citation manager is an optional piece of software that allows you to electronically store and organize your collected citations and also allows you to auto-generate bibliographies.

The value of a citation manager grows the longer you use it, both because your library gets bigger with each paper you research and write and also because you become more skilled at working with it. It is a good idea to start using a citation manager when writing a small paper so that you can take better advantage of the functionality when you get to larger papers. 

Citation manager options:

There are many citation managers on the market.  For a detailed comparison of citation managers take a look at this Wikipedia article Wikipedia's comparison of reference management software

The library provides support for Zotero and Mendeley though a search ofGoogle or Youtube will bring up a wealth of "how-to" videos and documentation that you can also help.

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