Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Overview

This library guide shows the differences between citation managers and where to find more information on them.


EndNote is a commercial software package that is widely used for management of citations and bibliographies. The library does not provide the EndNote software; you must purchase your own EndNote software or software license. This library guide explains what EndNote is and how to use it.


Mendeley is a free software that you can download to your computer or use in-browser. It also organizes PDF article files.

Setting Up Saved Searches and Auto-Alerts in OVID and CSA Database

From the Education and Social Science Library.

Zotero is a free software you can download and use on Firefox, with plugins for Chrome and Safari. It saves citations and connections to online media, as well as taking screenshots of your internet research.