Citation Management Tools

About Citation Managers

Citation managers are software packages used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to:

  • import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources
  • save links to pdfs and other documents, and in some cases save the document itself
  • format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles
  • include your own notes

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Help me Choose a Citation Manager

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What Can I Expect from a Citation Manager?

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Citation Managers We Support

The most common products used at the University of Minnesota are RefWorks, Zotero, EndNote/EndNote Basic, Mendeley and BibTeX. We maintain guides for each and have staff available to help you with each. We will always take questions on other managers, but do not claim to have expertise in them.

RefWorks Zotero EndNote / EndNote Basic Mendeley BibTeX

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