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RefWorks and Other Citation Management Tools

Citation Management Program Help Guides & Tutorials on RefWorks and EndNote

Citation Management Programs

RefWorks (both legacy and new), EndNote, EndNote Basic, and Zotero are citation management programs.  They allow you to: 

  • Gather references from article databases and library catalogs
  • Create and organize a personal database of citations related to your research (often including images and PDFs)
  • Generate bibliographies and format manuscripts in a variety of citation styles (MLA, APA, AMA, etc.)
  • Transfer references between various citation managers 

A citation is an electronic record for a book, journal article, website, film or other published item.  It includes the author, title, source (publisher or URL), and date.

Need help?

  • E-mail us at ask-citehelp@uic.edu 
  • Sign up for an appointment

RefWorks, EndNote, EndNote Basic, & Zotero

The following are all bibliographic/citation management programs that let you build your own library of citations, organize & share your citations, build reference lists with the click of a button, format papers with in-text citations, and more. If the program isn't free, it likely offers a free 30 day trial. This is just a handful of citation managers available. Use the tabbed box below to compare features that are important to you.