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RefWorks and Other Citation Tools: Other Citation Tools

Citation Tools

In addition to RefWorks, there are other tools that allow researchers to create their own database of citations, and keep their citations organized into folders or groups.  Additionally, there are many quick tools freely available to create citations instantly.


Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Cost Free
Access Web
Web Citation Storage 300 MB free
Attach files/links Both
Sharing Yes
Word Processing Integration Word, Open Office


Click here to download Zotero.


Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network, allowing you to create a searchable library, cite as you write, and read and annotate PDFs.

Cost Free
Access Web and desktop
Web Citation Storage 2 GB free
Attach files/links Files

Share reading lists, references, or articles

Word Processing Integration Word and Open Office


Click here to download Mendeley.

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