Citation managers can help you save, organize, and share research and citations. We support three different managers, ZoteroBib, Zotero, and Mendeley. Here are the highlights of each to help you choose which is best for you:
ZoteroBib is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. Your bibliography is stored in your browser’s local storage by default. You can close the page and return to it later, and your bibliography will still be there — no need to worry about saving your data or logging in.
Bibliography and citation styles
In-text citations and footnotes in Word
For more assistance with using ZoteroBib, visit their help site.
Zotero is a free, powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze citations and sources such as pdfs and websites, and then share the results of your research. This personal library of sources can work with your word processing tool to format a paper in your choice of style.
Installation of Zotero
Installation of Browser Connector (Add-on/extension)
Mendeley is a reference manager, academic collaboration network, and crowdsourced database with a unique layer of social information research. Mendeley Reference Manager is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. There is also a free app through iTunes or Google Play.
Regardless of which style you are using, bibliographic citations are all make up of the same basic information (author, title, publication date, etc.). How that information is structured, however, is determined by the citation style you are using. Below is the citation of a scholarly article in four different styles, highlighting the similarities and differences between styles.