Managing Citations & Digital Files

Having an effective strategy to manage your research is essential. You can use a citation management tool to organize citations to sources, collect digital files such as full text PDFs, and cite sources automatically when writing papers. 

The library provides support for two citation managers: RefWorks, a subscription tool paid for by the university, and Zotero, a free open source tool. Which one you use is a matter of personal preference. You can export your library from one citation management tool to another. 

Want to learn more about the features of citation managers? View our short video: Introduction to Citation Management Tools.

Not sure which citation manager to choose? Learn more about RefWorks and Zotero and how to choose the citation manager that works best for you.

The library also offers periodic workshops on citation management.

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Do you want to access or learn more about RefWorks?

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Do you want to access or learn more about Zotero? 

Questions? Contact Sara Harrington, our citation management specialist.