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What are reference managers?

Why would I use a reference manager?

Reference managers can help you:

  • keep track of articles, books, and other sources you might use in your writing,
  • organize, read, and annotate those materials, and
  • automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in your papers!

The River Campus Libraries offer and support several reference managers. Below you can compare them at a glance, or use the tabs on this guide to find more information about an individual tool. 


Get Started with Zotero

Zotero is the best tool for capturing web pages, videos and blog sites. It works best with Firefox, but is compatible with any browser. 

Zotero lets you easily import citations right from your browser.  It allows you to cite these sources in Microsoft Word and other word processing programs. 

Citation Resources