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ENG 380 - Hartman: Citation Builders and Tools

Citation Builders and Tools

Citation management tools such as EndNote Web, Mendeley and Zotero allow you 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 citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

EndNote Web:

  • 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.)


  • 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


  • 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 University)
  • Zotero web site