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Hauber Fellowship Program

Free Citation Management Software

Citation management tools allow a user to:

  • Collect, organize, and retrieve citation information from books, articles and websites.
  • Interface with the library databases and websites.
  • Work with word-processing software (Microsoft Word and others) to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations and bibliographies into a research paper

Mendeley

Mendeley is a free citation manager tool offered by Elsevier. You can download Mendeley on multiple devices and sync your citations across the devices using your online Mendeley account.

  • Access: Mendeley has both a cloud based version and a standalone software version that you download on your computer (PC or Mac). Users can sync between desktop software and an online account. Sign up for a free account and Download Mendeley.
  • Storage: Mendeley provides 2GB of free online storage and desktop storage is dependent of your computers capacity.
  • Direct Export & PDFs: Drop and drag PDFs over to Mendeley application. Extracts metadata from PDFs to create citations. Easy to highlight, annotate and organize PDFs.
  • Citation Styles: Many popular citation styles with the ability to easily download additional styles.
  • Cite while you write: Using the Mendeley citation plugin you can create in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies in Microsoft Word and LibreOffice.
  • Help: Find more information at Mendeley Guides.

Zotero

Zotero is free open source software, available for download on your computer or used online via the web. You can download on multiple devices and Zotero automatically synchronizes your data.

  • Access: Zotero has both a cloud based version or a standalone software version that you can download to your computer (PC or Mac). Sign up for a free account and Download Zotero. Users can sync between desktop software and an online account.
  • Storage: Zotero provides 300MB of free online storage and desktop storage is dependent of your computers capacity.
  • Direct Export & PDFs: Send PDFs and citations to Zotero using a browser extension. Store PDFs, files, images, links, and whole web pages for easy retrieval.
  • Citation Styles: Many popular citation styles with the ability to easily download additional styles.
  • Cite while you write: Using the Zotero citation plugin you can create in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Google Docs,  and LibreOffice. Users can also generate a quick bibliography of selected citations directly from Zotero.
  • Help: Find more information at Zotero Documentation.