Choose the right citation management tool for your research

Workshop description

Citation management software helps keep references organized, allows the removal of duplicates when importing references from a number of databases, and can help build bibliographies. In academic institutions, students, faculty, and researchers often ask questions regarding the latest software to manage their projects. This session will provide participants with basic knowledge of such tools as Zotero, Mendeley, and RefWorks.

Learning objectives

  • Participants will learn basic knowledge about different citation management software tools
  • Participants will be able to recommend one tool over the other for their specific user groups
  • Participants will be able to export results from databases into these tools

Software used

All citation managers store citations and can format references in virtually any style (e.g. APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver). To choose which one is best for you, have a look at the comparison table, or review the full outline of features for each tool by selecting the tabs below. Don’t forget to consult your advisor, instructor, or fellow students, as members of some departments and labs all use the same citation management tool.

Workshop requirements

  • Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Please bring your own laptop.

Workshop materials