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Citation Managers: Zotero and Mendley

What is a Citation Manager?

During the research process, it can be hard to keep track of all the sources you plan to use as you write your paper. Citation managers can help with that!

A citation manager is a software tool that helps you keep track of and cite sources as you go through the research process. They are especially useful when writing long papers that require the use of many sources.

Most citations managers allow you to:

  1. Collect lists of articles, books, webpages, videos, etc.
  2. Format and create bibliographies in a particular citation style
  3. Insert in-text citations and bibliography entries while writing in Microsoft Word

This guide provides information on two popular (and free) systems: Zotero and Mendeley.

APA & AMA Citation Style Guides