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COMM 2820: Research Methods in Communication Studies

Research guide for the Communication research methods class

Citation Management Background

Citation Management 


A citation management program will save you a lot of time when doing your evidence synthesis.  Programs like Endnote, Zotero or Mendeley will store and organize the citations collected during your screening, de-duplicate the results and automatically format in-text citations and bibliographies in your manuscript.

Visit Cornell's citation management webpage for a good overview of these programs.  You may download Zotero and Mendeley for free, while Endnote is freely available to members of the College of Human Ecology and the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

For a very detailed comparison of these three major citation management tools, see this University of Maryland guide.