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Help for Transfer Students: Citation Management

Citation Management Systems

If you are interested in tools that help you automatically generate and store citations, please look into web-based citation management systems.

Web-based citation management systems are tools often capable of the following:

  • Importing references/materials (including full-text) from library databases and catalogs, websites, files on your computer etc. directly into your own personal database within the system.
  • Generating individual citations or entire bibliographies in multiple citation styles.
  • Creating (and inserting) in-text citations for you as you type your paper.
  • Providing opportunity to annotate sources.
  • Allowing you to collaborate easily with other researchers online through sharing sources or citations.

Currently there is an array of citation managers available on the market (with new ones being released every year). The most popular ones at academic institutions and their libraries include the following:

Zotero

Mendeley

EndNote