Citation managers

Citation managers, APA format, organizing information

EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero are citation managers that will help you format your bibliographies and also be used to organize your information sources and notes.  Other tools are available too.

All of the citation managers allow formatting bibliographies in APA style, but be sure to proof read because sometimes the output is not fully correct. 

Consider:

3 things to do:  Save the pdf, save the citation information, and have a method for saving that allows you to find the pdf/document again in your computer

Save to a specific folder, always make sure you have the citation information, saving the DOI will help you relocate it again if needed, make notes in your citation manager to help you track it (for example, pdf saved to my articles folder)

Most citation managers have search features   

Select a method that works best for you!  Taking time to learn and set up a system ahead of time will help you save time later


RefWorks  

RefWorks step by step.pdf

EndNote

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that can be downloaded from the Zotero site.  Plug-ins are available for formatting citations and bibliographies.

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