When was the last time you sat up until 3 in the morning trying to get your citations squared away right before the deadline? Tired of forgetting where you got that perfect article? What about remembering what sources you still needed to read and review?
No more! Reference managers can help you
The River Campus Libraries offer and support several reference managers. Find one that works for you, and never spend the last few hours of a paper fighting with citations again!
Feel free to try two or three different ones and see what you like! They all specialize in different additional features and act in slightly different ways, but they will do the same primary things: keeping track of sources, helping you organize them, and generating citations and bibliographies.
Some tips on where to start:
Ask an expert!
Interested in an in-person training for yourself, a class or a group? Please contact any of the librarians above.
See the provider's documentation!
For RefWorks, start with their Introduction to Refworks guide.
Mendeley offers a number of Help Guides and a Support Center.
EndNote's training page has a ton of great resources. And here is support for EndNote Web.
Zotero has a robust documentation page including screencasts. Check out the tutorials that a UR student, Kylah Rendell, created with help from Outreach Librarian Sarah Siddiqui: https://youtu.be/eFYy8cmqyI8 & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld-edQcv7jo.
Do you have a favorite reference manager that we haven't listed here? Let us know by email and we'll see about adding it here.