Citation Formatting Tools

These tools help you organize references, store full text documents, and format bibliographies and papers in various citation styles. 

EndNote

  • Free for Rutgers faculty/staff/students
  • Sophisticated, powerful, and customizable
  • Handles large numbers of references

RefWorks 

  • Free for Rutgers faculty/staff/students
  • Web-based: use it from anywhere
  • Optional add-ons:
    • Write-n-Cite (Microsoft Word plugin) for automatically creating footnotes and reference lists
    • Grab-It for capturing web pages

Zotero

  • Free
  • Available as a standalone or browser extension
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Store PDFs
  • Highlight text, keep notes on each reference

To quickly format a single citation, try the NCSU Libraries Citation Builder, which generates a citation in APA, MLA, Chicago, or CSE.