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Citation Management Tools

What is a citation managers?

These are personal citation databases and bibliography creators that allow you to import, store, organize, and share your research citations and automatically format your bibliographies into whatever style you need (APA, MLA, Chicago, and many more). Most also allow you to annotate sources, attach pdfs and other files, and share content with others.

Citation Management Research Guide: evaluate and install the management software supported by the UW Libraries, including:

  • Refworks
  • EndNote Basic
  • Mendeley
  • Zotero

Research Commons Citation Help:

Get in person or virtual citation management help from our Research Commons Graduate Specialists. We can help you:

  • Get started with RefWorks, Zotero, EndNote Basic or Mendeley.
  • Choose a citation manager.
  • Export citations to a citation manager.
  • Troubleshoot citation management issues on your laptop.