Library:How to Cite/Citation Management Tools
Citation Management Tools
Citation management tools can help you collect, organize, store, share, and format citations. There are many different citation management tools and each has different features. A few of the most popular tools include Mendeley, Zotero, Endnote, and Papers.
|Citation management tools and databases that allow you to copy and paste formatted citations into your work sometimes produce errors. Regardless of what tool you decide to use, it is still your responsibility to check and make sure that the citation has all the required information and is properly formatted.|
BibCitation is a UBC created online citation generator to create automatic references, bibliographies and works cited. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free open-source tool that aims to help you "collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources." Zotero includes both desktop and browser-based interfaces, along with plug-ins for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
Mendeley is a free tool with both web-based and desktop components that includes PDF markup and social networking functionalities. Mendeley also includes plugins for Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.
EndNote is a popular paid citation management tool. The full version of EndNote costs money, but there is a free, web-based version within the Web of Science database, called "My EndNote Web". My EndNote Web has fewer features than EndNote, but it is still a valuable resource.
LaTeX is a document preparation system often used by mathematicians, scientists, and engineers to automatically format documents that comply with thesis and journal formatting requirements. LaTeX has a steep learning curve. A few resources on LaTeX include:
- Learning LaTeX by David F. Griffiths, Desmond J. Higham
- UBC Dissertation Template for LaTeX by Brian de Alwis
- LaTeX Class by Michael McNeil Forbes
- LaTex and Lyx Guide by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
BibCitation is a UBC-created online citation generator to create automatic references, bibliographies and works cited. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, and more.