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Psychology Department - Research and Teaching Support: Citation Management

This guides highlights services available from the library to support the research and teaching mission of the Department of Psychology

What is a citation management tool?

Citation management tools such as EndNote Web, Mendeley and Zotero allow a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.
 

Online Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools such as EndNote Web, Mendeley and Zotero allows a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

EndNote Web: http://www.myendnoteweb.com/

  • Web-based (KU pays for this service as part of our subscription to the Web of Science)
  • Import references from online sources including library databases and web sites
  • Works with Word (Cite While You Write)
  • This video gives you a brief overview of what EndNote Web can do for you
  • Access EndNote Web (Note: You must initiate your account registration on campus. KU IP address is needed for authentication.)

Mendeley: http://www.mendeley.com/

  • Free web & desktop versions (Sync or solo)
  • Facilitates Social Networking for Sharing & Discussing Articles
  • Works with Word
  • Mendeley video tutorials
  • Go here to setup account

Zotero: https://www.zotero.org/

  • Free open-source tool that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems
  • Unique auto-detect feature - detects when "citable" information is displayed in your web browser
  • Can link and store documents
  • Works with Word
  • Short 5-min video overview (from Cornerstone Univ)
  • Zotero web site

Comparison

If you need assistance with any of these programs please contact me