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Reference Managers: Zotero, Mendeley, etc.

Reference managers are easy-to-use tools that can help you collect, organize, cite, and share research sources. This guide will explain how to install three different reference managers, Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote.

Have an existing bibliography? Create citations.

An online tool, AnyStyle can be used to extract bibliographic references from documents in 3 simple steps:

  • Copy and paste your citations into the input box on the web site
  • Use the easy editing tool to make corrections
  • Generate a BibTeX that you can import into Zotero

What is Mendeley?

Mendeley is free desktop software which provides reference management tools. It allows users to manage, share, and organize PDFs, generate citations and bibliographies, and network to discover people, papers, and public groups.

To get started:

Take a video tour of Mendeley

Mendeley Guides and Videos

Mendeley videos and guides: