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Reference / Citation Management Tools

It is a good idea to learn to use a reference / citation management program early in your studies.

These programs are used to:

  • Store and organize references of what you are reading (and what you plan to read).
  • Insert accurate citations and bibliographies in your writing according to any style you need and change between styles if you need to do so.

Review the information about the programs below and then choose one and get started. If you decide to use a different program later you can move everything you have already stored to the new program.

If you would like to take an interactive class here at HSL to learn how to navigate and utilize a reference / citation management program, click here to register! 

Comparing reference managers

  EndNote
(Desktop)
Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
HSL Online Guides EndNote Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
Classes at HSL EndNote Classes   Sciwheel Classes
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH
 
Zotero is free Free through UNC-CH
Notes See EndNote Basic guide for further details on the free online version   Use this link to create account.  Select No, I'm a new user then select password.
How is it used? Computer
+ Web
Computer
+ Web
Web
Major citation styles?
Annotation of PDFs
Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions
Instructions for EndNote

Instructions for Zotero

Instructions for Sciwheel
Adds citation from a PDF
Sharing options X7 and above users have sharing options / email compressed libraries See group options here
 
Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
Free online storage X7 and above: unlimited 700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
Unlimited
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (all)
Microsoft Word
Google Docs
Manuscripts for Mac