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Citation Management Tools

About Citation Management Tools in Research

Citation management is a very important part of the research process. It is also often referred to as bibliographic management or reference management. It involves what format is used for storing and retrieving the bibliographic data, how to ensure the quality of data in terms of accuracy and currency, and what styles are available to use for citing, etc. Managing bibliographic data can be a daunting process, requiring tedious manual work and meticulous attention to details. However, with more and more bibliographic management tools available and widely used by researchers, the research process has become easier and simpler in terms of storing, organizing, retrieving, citing, and sharing references and managing PDFs, images, etc. Users should take advantage of these tools to meet their research needs.

Citation Management Tools Supported by Rutgers University Libraries

The following tools are used by students, faculty, and staff of Rutgers:

  • EndNote — is a bibliographic management tool available in three platforms: EndNote desktop program which must be downloaded to a computer/laptop, EndNote basic which is cloud based, and EndNote for iPad. The University Libraries are now licensed to provide access to EndNote for all Rutgers students, faculty, and staff. Below are some useful links for eligible users to download the program and learn how to use it effectively:
  • RefWorks — ProQuest’s web based reference management tool accessible to Rutgers faculty, students and staff via your NetID and password at http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/refworks
    Old RefWorks users may choose to migrate to the new platform, RefWorks 3, by clicking the upgrade link from their account. The old RefWorks platform is scheduled to be retired by September 2017. Rutgers accounts may be migrated earlier but an exact date has yet to be determined.
    To learn how to use RefWorks, you may visit the links below for FAQs, information on how to update to the new RefWorks, and RefWorks LibGuide:
  • Zotero — is a free and open source research tool. It includes the add-on for Firefox and a stand-alone application for Windows with browsers extensions for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. The Zotero web account allows you to easily sync your references from one computer to another. Use the following links to download or learn how to use Zotero:

Last updated: September 26, 2017