Library Services for Graduate Students in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program: Citations

Citation managers

Citation managers allow you to save and organize citations to research and present them in a variety of bibliographic styles. Most of our databases have the capability to export search results to the citation manager of your choice. take a look at the links and table below to learn more about each tool, compare features, and decide which is best for you.


RefWorks is web-based and can be accessed from anywhere there is web access.  Multiple users can log into the same RefWorks account if you are all affiliated with UNC.  This access is free to all UNC-CH faculty, staff, currently enrolled students and alumni.   


EndNote is installed on your computer or network.  EndNote Web, a version of EndNote that is free for UNC affiliates, allows you to access your references when you are away from your computer.  The program is available for purchase from UNC Student Stores.  Some departments and schools make EndNote software available to their faculty and staff.


Mendeley is  a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.


Zotero is a free citation manager that can be downloaded as an add-on to Firefox or as a stand-alone application that can work with other browsers.

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