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Citation Management

A guide to using citation managers including EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.

What is a citation manager?

A citation manager is a tool that you can download or use in your browser. Citation managers allow you to:

  • Organize and store your citations
  • Easily generate bibliographies in the citation style of your choice
  • Generate in-text citations in Word
  • Share your references with your peers


There are many different citation managers available. To view features of some of the more popular options, see the Comparison of Citation Managers chart. To see more information about each of these citation managers, click on the tabs above.

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This guide was created by Ontario Tech Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License, except where otherwise noted. 

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