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In the "old days" graduate students and researchers used index cards or notebooks to keep track of citations. Now there are many web-based programs that can help you store, organize and add your citations to research papers.
What you can do with a citation management program:
Create a personal database of citations and articles available to you anywhere.
Create bibliographies in a variety of citation styles.
Attach article PDFs and other types of files to individual citation records.
Compare citation management programs
There are a number of free and licensed citation management programs with similar functionality and features.
Review the following comparison guides to select the citation management tool that matches your needs.
Compare RefWorks and EndNote
See this UA Library Citation Guide page for more information about RefWorks and EndNote, as well as information about Zotero, Mendeley and EasyBib.
EndNote X7– Requires a subscription license, but syncs with EndNote Online, and the EndNote iPad app.
EndNote Basic – Free online program for UA faculty, students and staff. Notable features include storage for 50,000 references and 2 GB for document storage. You can export citations directly to EndNote Basic and format citations in Word documents.