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Citation Managers

A citation manager:

  • allows you to store reference information and PDFs in one place
  • helps you organize your research
  • plugs in to Word or Google Docs to create in-text citations and bibliographies
  • lets you share citations with others

Some have additional features, including PDF annotation, database searching, finding full text, and social networking.

Pitt provides access to two different citation managers: EndNote and F1000 Workspace. There are also free products like Mendeley or Zotero.

Learn more on the HSLS Citation Manager page.

Choosing a Citation Manager

Using a citation manager will really help with organizing your research and creating citations and bibliographies. Pick your citation manager before you start your research process and it will make life much easier.

When choosing a citation manager, you might consider...

  • What citation manager does your mentor use?
  • How much storage do you need?
  • What happens after you leave Pitt?

And most importantly, which one do you like the best?

Tip: See the HSLS Comparison Chart to help you narrow your choices

Note: All of these citation managers are interoperable, so you can always switch to a different one.