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Citation Software

As any researcher knows, engaging in academic research means it is important to think critically, conduct thorough online research, and identify appropriate sources to ensure that your work reflects your thoughts in a clear and coherent way.

Citation software

Citation software can help you organize your journal article, book, or other document citations by collecting them together in one place to create properly formatted bibliographies in almost any style. It can enable you to:
  • import citations from your favorite databases, library catalog, e-journals and websites;
  • build and organize bibliographies;
  • format citations for papers;
  • take notes on articles and save them in your collection of citations.

The USEK Library has RefWorks and EndNote Web at your disposal.

USEK Subscriptions

RefWorks is a powerful online research management, writing and collaboration tool designed to help researchers of all levels easily gather, organize, store and share all types of information, and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
To create an account to enable you to use RefWorks on and off-campus:
1. Go to RefWorks;
2. Click on Sign Up for a New Account;
3. Enter the appropriate information and click on Create Account.
Click here to access the RefWorks 2.0 Advanced Workbook that guides you step-by-step through different RefWorks tasks.

EndNote Web
EndNote Web is web-based software for storing and managing references. You can use EndNote Web to save references, insert citations into word-processed documents and automatically compile lists of references in a range of formats. EndNote Web is available without charge to all USEK members once they have registered to use it.

Additionally, there are many more products and tools that are available for free.

Free software

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.
Mendeley can help you:
  • Automatically generate bibliographies;
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online;
  • Easily import papers from other research software;
  • Find relevant papers based on what you are reading;
  • Access your papers from anywhere online;
  • Read papers on the go, with the new Mendeley iPhone app.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero automatically senses content, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click.

Citavi Free
Citavi Free is a starter edition and is ideal for testing small solo and team projects up to 100 references. Citavi supports the entire research process - from searching for sources to finishing your paper.

CiteULike is a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
CiteULike can help you:
  • Easily store references you find online;
  • Discover new articles and resources;
  • Provide automated article recommendations;
  • Share references with your peers;
  • Find out who is reading what you are reading;
  • Store and search your PDFs.

For further instructions on how to manage your references, Ask a Librarian.
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