Citation Tools & Workshops

How do you organize your research and citations? Do you save links and pdfs on your computer or keep running lists in Google Docs or Word? Do you have a difficult time creating citation? Have you considered trying a citation management tool to help you?

The Library is offering Citation Tool Workshops this month, which will introduce students, staff, and faculty to two tools, RefWorks and Zotero. There are also online guides for those who would like to set up their accounts and learn how to use them on their own. Research appointments can also be booked with a librarian for one-on-one help.

RefWorks, a ProQuest product, is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to import citations directly from library databases or websites, create bibliographies in almost any style, and format your bibliography and in-text citations while you write in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. It is web-based and therefore easy to use on multiple devices.

Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways and also integrates with Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Zotero transmits information to and from other web services and applications, and it runs both as a web service and offline on your personal devices.