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Writing 100 (Winek, Spring 2023)

What's a citation manager, and which should I choose?

A bibliographic citation manager will format citations for you in the format you choose, help you create in-line citations, and generate bibliographies or "works cited" lists for your papers. Citation managers can be a real gift when you're pressed for time, or when you have a lot of citations to manage.

The UCM Library supports three citation managers: RefWorks, Zotero, and Mendeley. "Support" means that these are the three citation managers with which all of the librarians are familiar. We've created guides for each of them, we offer workshops on their use, and we can help you with any questions you may have. We may not know much about EasyBib or other citation managers.

Choosing a Citation Management Tool by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

Manage Your Research with RefWorks by Sara Davidson Squibb

Using Zotero to Manage Your Research by Elizabeth McMungg-Tetangco

Citation managers that are supported by the UC Merced Library