ELSO Workshop: Identifying Sources and Organizing Reading Notes: Citation Tools

Why should I use a citation manager?

Citation management tools 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 footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

Which citation manager should I use?

Individuals at Cornell use a variety of programs. The Cornell University Library currently supports

Comparison of Citation Management Software: EndNote, Zotero, Papers, Mendeley