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This page provides links to popular reference or citation management tools. These tools can be used to organize your references, collaborate on research, and format your citations and bibliographies.
The Waidner-Spahr Library recommends Zotero. Please contact a librarian if you need help using Zotero. Links to additional tools listed on this page are provided for your information, but are not supported by the library.
Additional Popular Reference Management Tools
EndNote is a paid reference management tool from Clarivate Analytics. Dickinson College does not provide access to EndNote. However, EndNote Basic
is a light, web-based version of EndNote that is freely available. EndNote Basic is also integrated into the Web of Science platform.
BibTeX is a bibliographic management tool for use with the typesetting program LaTeX and is commonly used in the sciences. BibDesk
provides a graphical interface for BibTeX for use with Mac OS. For more information, see the library's LaTeX tutorial
Mendeley is a free reference management tool owned by Elsevier offering social networking features, impact metrics, and integration with Elsevier databases.
Comparison of reference management software features
This chart compares a number of different reference management software packages.
Zotero is a free, open source Bibliographic Management Tool recommended by Dickinson librarians. Please visit the Zotero Guide for more information about what Zotero is and how to use it.