Citation Management

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools are helpful for keeping track of and organizing the various materials (articles, books, etc.) you are considering using for a paper or project. They also help you quickly create citations for your resources in the style that you need (APA, MLA, Turabian, etc.) 

Dr. S. R. Lasker Library Team is always ready to assist you managing research sources and generate references/ bibliographies in specific citation styles through different software and tools. You are requested to contact at Reference Section to avail this service.

Why is it important?

o    Gather all citations and research into a single, searchable interface.

o    Automatically format citations or references in MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other styles.

o    Import citations from the library catalog and databases, such as Google ScholarAcademic Search Premier research4life etc.

o    Share references with groups, classmates and colleagues.

o    Automatically insert citations and bibliographies into your Word documents.

o    Securely store and access your sources across multiple devices.

o    Read and annotate PDFs.

Dr. S. R. Lasker Library has prepared its own citation styles guides such as APA, Chicago, Harvard, OSCOLA and MLA citation style for its user.

For learning more about another citation styles, you can explore OWL PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB

Plagiarism Checker: Plagiarism is the expression of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as his original work. Now a day’s different software are used to detect the originality of the work. The Turnitin software checks for potentially unoriginal content by comparing submitted papers to several databases using a proprietary algorithm. It scans its own databases and also has licensing agreements with large academic proprietary databases. It may causes sanctions such as penalties, rustication, exclusion from school and workplace, heavy fines and even imprisonment.

EWU Center for Research and Training (CRT) has a research hub for the EWU community to enhance the research facilities. The Center is fully digitalized with all the modern equipments like computer, multimedia projector, printer, photocopier and scanner. Moreover, it arranges different research training, workshop, seminar related to current research trends. It uses different research oriented software like Turnitin, Endnote, NVivo, STELLA, iThink, STATA, AMOS, and SPSS. The EWU community can avail the facilities for their research purposes.

Mendeley: Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic information system to support research. It can help busy researchers store, manage and share references and research data, collaborate with others online, and identify career opportunities.

Mendeley offers a range of solutions to support you in building your knowledgebase.

  • Mendeley Reference Manager helps you to store, manage, cite and share references.
  • Mendeley Cite citation add-in for Microsoft Word allows you to seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your document
  • Mendeley Web Importer helps you to quickly and easily import papers, web pages and other documents directly into your reference library from web pages.

All three solutions are free, can be used independently from each other, and are available across a range of platforms and browsers, giving you the choice to manage your references in the way that best suits you. The first thing we suggest you do is to create an account via This is completely free to do, only takes a few seconds and will make sure that you’re getting the most out of what the Mendeley solutions can offer. 

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Zotero: Zotero  is free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials (such as PDF files). Notable features include web browser integration, online syncing, generation of in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies, as well as integration with the word processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, Writer andNeoOffice. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University (GMU). (Source: Wikipedia)

For Zotero help, please contact Mr. Nur Mahammed Golam Newaz, email at
Besides, users can also use ZoteroBib which assist them to build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. 
BibMe: The most functional free online bibliography and citation tools.
Cite This For Me: You can also use Cite This For Me, a free tool for reference and citation. This is web based and user friendly citation tool for various citation style.
Citeus Legalus: It generates citation in bluebook format for legal academic use.
Citation Machine: It is one of the most easy to use free online bibliography and citation tools.
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