Guides for Citing Sources

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Citation Tools


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Citation Management Software

What is citation management software?

Citation management software allow a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

Which citation management programs are used at FULafia?

Individuals at Cornell use a variety of programs. The Cornell University Library currently supports

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  • Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs, and creating bibliographies.



  • Mendeley is a free, web-based tool from Elsevier for managing references, creating bibliographies, and pdf organizer.



  • EndNote is citation management software produced by Clarivate. A free 30-day trial is available through the EndNote website.