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.)
EWU 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 EWU 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 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.
EWU 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
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 mendeley.com. 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.
For more information please visit: mendeley.com/guides
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, OpenOffice.org Writer andNeoOffice. It is produced by the Center for History and New Media of George Mason University (GMU). (Source: Wikipedia)