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Citing Sources in Engineering & Science

What are Citation Managers?

Citation managers help you to create databases of citation information. Most importantly:

  • References can be directly imported from databases and the library catalog into the citation manager
  • PDFs of the articles or other documents to be added to the citations as well
  • Citation managers offer a wide variety of citation formats that can be used for writing and citing within your paper RefWorks offers hundreds of output styles including: IEEE, ASCE, ASME, ASABE, APA, and MLA.

Citation Manager Options

  • EndNote (must purchase): A software program for publishing and managing bibliographies that you must purchase and load on your computer. A free 30 day trial is available.
  • Zotero: "A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself"


Not sure where to begin? Contact a CEAS Librarian with questions or submit an Ask-A-Librarian question.

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