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Spanish 103 (Kreide): Herramientas para organizar sus citaciones / Citation managers

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Citation managers at UC Merced

A bibliographic citation manager helps you organize your citations to library resources and research files  (books, articles, videos, etc.) according to the format you choose. This course requires the use of MLA format, but a citation manager can generate a bibliography in many different formats, including MLA.

The UC Merced Library supports three citation management tools: RefWorks, Mendeley, and Zotero. Which tool you choose is entirely up to you. Here's a tutorial on choosing a citation manager: You'll find additional information on each of these citation managers below.


RefWorks is a subscription tool that the library pays for. All UC Merced students, faculty and staff can create an account. RefWorks helps you:

  • Export citations from library databases and websites
  • Generate in-text citations
  • Create bibliographies
  • Share references with others
  • Communicate with software like Microsoft Word

Sign-up or login to RefWorks today.

A new version of RefWorks is available.  More information about choosing legacy RefWorks or new RefWorks is available at "RefWorks - New & Improved".

Introduction to Mendeley

What is Mendeley? -

The New Mendeley Reference Manager -

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research - EMT

Workshop Recorded 02/18/2021 by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

00:21​ Introduction and Overview of What Zotero Is

1:49​ Downloading Zotero Online and Main Features

5:29​ Working in Your Zotero Library

8:40​ Using the Zotero Connector in Library Databases

10:50​ Finding and Editing Article Information in Zotero Library

18:49​ Pulling Citations from Melvyl and web pages into Zotero Library / Entering Citations by Hand

25:14​ Organizing References Using Folders and Tags

27:16​ Creating Bibliographies from Stored References / Choosing Citation Style Preferences

36:30​ Adding Citations from PDFs

37:16​ Q &A (Tags, Exporting Citations)

44:11​ Zotero Web Version Features