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Citation Management Software

This guide provides information on RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.

Overview of Citation Management Software

What is citation management software?  

Citation management software can help you:

  • Collect citations from online databases and library catalogs
  • Organize, edit, and search through the citations you've saved
  • Insert in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies into your Word document
  • Create bibliographies in well-known styles like APA, Vancouver, and even specific journal styles like Nature
  • Share your citations and collaborate with colleagues on projects

What are the options?

  • This guide is focused on 4 options: New RefWorks, F1000, EndNote, and Zotero. 
  • Legacy RefWorks users: consider transitioning to New RefWorks. 
  • There are many more citation manager options available. View Wikipedia Comparison of Reference Management Software for additional information. 
Comparison of Citation Managers
Citation Managers Features Links

New RefWorks

Video Tutorial

  • Free while at UC (UC paid subscription)
  • Access web-based interface anywhere
  • Grab citations as you browse using Firefox or Chrome plugin
  • Write & cite using plugin for Word

Create account / Log in

Help Guide

F1000Workspace

Video Tutorials

  • Free while at UC (UC paid subscription)
  • Access web-based interface anywhere
  • Desktop app available
  • Save citations as you browse using all major browsers
  • Cite in Word

Create account / Log in

Help Guide

EndNote Desktop

Video tutorials

  • Purchase software with educational discount. Contact Jim Lyons, Clarivate Analytics (215-823-1767) for more information. 
  • Integrates with Microsoft Word or Apple Pages using Cite While You Write (CWYW)
  • Includes free EndNote Online that syncs with the desktop version EndNote online account registration page

Free 30 day trial 

Help Guide

Zotero

Video tutorials

  • Free and open source
  • Grab citations as you browse using Firefox, Chrome, or Safari plugin
  • Backup and sync on multiple devices via online account
  • Plugins for Word
  • Third party mobile apps available

Create account / Log in

Download

Help Guide

 

Based on University of Toronto Libraries https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=250610&p=1671259

Need help choosing a Citation Manager?

Citation Manager Chooser

 

Use this table to see which citation manager may best fit your needs

 

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