Reference Management Tools

Citation or reference management tools allow you to maintain a "personal library" of references, citations, and documents.

Citation managers enable researchers to:

  • Capture and organize reference and citations
  • Automatically create in-text references, bibliographies and footnotes in a variety of citation styles
  • Manage collections of various types of research materials, including citations, charts, documents, PDFs, links, equations, etc.
  • Import citation information directly from the Library's Catalog, online indexes and databases, and the Web
  • Share your library of citations with other researchers.

  • Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.



    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.