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Citation Style Guidelines: Citation Managers

Resources on writing and citing in different citation styles

So many choices...

There are many systems out there to help you manage your ciations.  This Wikipedia article on reference management software provides a chart comparing all the programs and their features - making your choice an easier, more well informed one.

What are the differences?

Here are some highlights on each of the featured tools:

Zotero

  • free tool used as a Firefox browser plugin, really handy to add websites and articles anytime
  • easily add citations from most library databases to your Zotero Library (use "Export in RIS format")
  • tag and attach notes to any citations
  • Zotero features a Microsoft Word plugin, making integration with writing and citing your papers a cinch.

RefWorks

  • if you have used RefWorks in the past you may not know about this new version, but you can still transfer all of your references from the old to new version
  • easily add citations from most library databases to your RefWorks account (use "Export to RefWorks")
  • create a bibliography in any style easily once your citations are there
  • attach tags to your citations
  • share folders with collaborators
  • cite within your Microsoft Word doc using RefWorks plugin

 

Mendeley

 

 

A list of a few choices with links to starting points. More detailed help provided below!

Zotero

Zotero

This is a free to use browser plugin for Firefox that makes it easy to save and organize your citations and to work with writing your papers in MSWord.

RefWorks

RefWorks

If you are a first time user, go to Sled Summon to login and create a new account with RefWorks, by clicking the upper right corner of the screen.

RefWorks Login Summon

 

 

 

Integrating RefWorks with Google Docs

The version of RefWorks available through SLED Summon, by default, does not allow integration with Word or Google Docs.  However users can still install the Google Docs plugin, login to RefWorks when prompted and insert formatted in-text citations and references within Google Docs. Step-by-step instructions for the Google Docs plug in are available.

 

 

 

 

Mendeley

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