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.
For learning APA, MLA etc. citation styles, you can explore OWL PURDUE ONLINE WRITING LAB
Mendeley: Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, OS X and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers. Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion. Upon registration, Mendeley provides the user with 2 GB of free web storage space, which is upgradeable at a cost.
For more information please visit: https://www.mendeley.com/guides/videos
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)