Citation Management Tools


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. Once you have EndNote installed, you can use this page to learn about and install connection files needed to transfer citations from some of the article indexing and abstracting resources to which we subscribe. From the library's Biotechnology Information Center.

RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to store references, sort them into folders, and to format citations using a wide range of styles. RefWorks also offers many additional special features, including a plug-in program for Word that integrates references into your written work. Many major database vendors allow you to export records into RefWorks directly from the database interface. To use this program, create a personal account, then download or enter citations that you want to keep track of. The citations can then be printed out in any of a wide number of styles. RefWorks has been licensed for use by anyone at the University of Illinois and is fully supported by the library. For further information, see the Library's main RefWorks page, which includes instructions and FAQs.

From the Education and Social Science Library.

From the Funk ACES Library.

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Most convenient for saving screenshots and citing webpages. For support issues with Zotero, contact the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library.