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Citation Managers

These are some popular citation managment tools for helping you keep track of references and cite them in papers. Most of these are free and this list is offered for your information and not as an endorsement of any specific product.

  • Mendeley - Software based tool with website backup of citations and files. Free MS Word /OpenOffice plug-ins. Includes social media component for connecting with other researchers.
  • Zotero - Browser Add-on or standalone software, this tool manages your citations and backs up your citations to the web. Free MS Word/LibreOffice plug-ins.
  • Docear - This is a free, open-source software product for managaging citations and comes with a free MS Word/OpenOffice plug in. Includes mind-mapping functionality. See the website for product videos and a full description.
  • EndNote - Software based tool with website backup of citations and files. Free MS Word /OpenOffice plug-ins. Includes social media component for connecting with other researchers and other advanced features. There is a cost for this product beyond the basic web-based version. See the website for details.

Citation Guides

* For additional citation sources in various styles please visit the OWL portal on Blackboard (Madonna University's Online Writing Lab) or add the Madonna OWL to your Blackboard profile by following the steps below:

To access the OWL for the first time:

1). Log in to Blackboard using your username and password.
2). Click on the Courses tab.
3). Type "OWL" into the Organization search box.
4). Click on the gray arrow and then select the option to enroll.
5). After you have self-enrolled, the OWL will show up on your Blackboard homepage.

 

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Revised 01/2020 - OFA