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Citation Managers: An Overview

This research guide gives introductory information on EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.

Which Manager is Right for YOU?

How do you know which program is right for you? Some things to think about when you choose:

  • Hanging out at the water cooler?  Chat with fellow researchers.  For example, if your colleagues are all using Zotero to share citations, you might consider Zotero so that you can share your research, too.
  • Keep an open mind and Use what you like!  No program is perfect 100% of the time, so use what you're comfortable with.
  • The sky's the limit in research, so don't be limited by using only one management software. Records can be transferred from one program to another, so don't feel pressure to choose only one.