These tools may be either software packages or Internet based services that provide you with the capability to electronically collect bibliographic resources, including full text, from hundreds of databases. These tools enable you to manage, organize and edit this data and integrate the resources into your manuscript as in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies. Citation & reference management tools offer most of the following features:
Electronic collection of bibliographic resources from most commercial research literature databases, e.g. Art Abstracts, BIOSIS, ERIC, MLA, PsycINFO, etc.
Electronic collection of bibliographic resources from most public catalogs, e.g. NLM (PubMed), LC, OhioLINK, UCLID, etc.
Creation of formatted (all major styles) bibliographies, footnotes and in-text citations
Convenient linking to full-text resources saved on a PC or on the Internet
Management and organization of bibliographic resources in one or multiple databases
Detection and management of duplicate bibliographic resources
Browsing and searching of your own bibliographic databases (Keeping found things "found")
Sharing of electronically collected resources, often including attachments
UC Libraries provides support for the following two citation & reference management tools: EndNote and RefWorks. Use the Navigation Bar on the left to access the UC Libraries' EndNote or efWorks websites, a workshop calendar and even comparison tables and RSS feeds for citation and reference management tools.
Which is the best tool for me???
The answer to this question really depends on your personal situation, environment and preferences. Both ot the Citation & Reference Management tools supported by UC (EndNote and RefWorks) are excellent products. Both would likely satisfy most, if not all, of your requirements. However, you are encouraged to review the"Comparison Tables"page to compare features of EndNote, RefWorks and other Citation & Reference Management tools.