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What is a citation manager?
A citation manager is a tool that allows you to keep track of your sources, store and annotate articles, generate citations and bibliographies, and more.
Citation Management Tools
RefWorks is an online tool used to save citations, organize and share research, and create bibliographies. RefWorks is an ideal tool for students in organizing citations and information. RefWorks is available to UA faculty, staff, and students for free through the Office of Information Technology website.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself. Zotero is open source and free to the public.
EndNote is citation management software that allows users to create customized libraries of references, automatically create citations and bibliography matching the requirements of the selected journal or style manual, sync and share references, and more. In addition to installing EndNote on personal or University machines, users can also access EndNote anywhere using EndNote online. It is available to UA faculty, staff, and students for free through the Office of Information Technology website.
With the Mendeley Reference Manager, you can easily organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write. The free version provides a maximum of 2 GB of group storage and allows users to create private groups of up to 3 members.
Citation Style Guides
Chicago Manual of Style Online This link opens in a new window
The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age.