Citation Tools

Writing Citations Made Easy

How Citation Management Tools Can Help

  • Gather all citations and research into a single, searchable interface.
  • Automatically format citations or references in MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other styles.
  • Import citations from the library catalog and databases, such as Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Google Scholar, Agricola, and PsycINFO.
  • Share references with groups, classmates and colleagues.
  • Automatically insert citations and bibliographies into your Word documents.
  • Securely store and access your sources across multiple devices.
  • Read and annotate PDFs.

Quick & EasyNeed To Cite Something?

Citation Machine

Find materials by title, author, or ISBN, or use the manual entry mode for quick citations in most styles.

OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab

Excellent free resource for learning APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles.

Get Help Using Citation Management ToolsWe Can Assist and Train You On the Tools Listed Below

RefWorksa web-based bibliographic reference manager accessible from on- or off-campus.

RefWorks Website

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Toni Anaya
tanaya2@unl.edu

  • Helps you create bibliographies for your papers.
  • Automatically formats your citations or references in MLA, APA and other styles.
  • Creates a personal collection of reference sources.
  • Organizes and manages your citations.
  • Imports citations from article databases, such as Academic Search Premier, ERIC, Agricola, and PsycINFO.
  • Allows you to share references with groups, classmates and colleagues.
  • Uses the Write-N-Cite utility to pull citations into your paper as you type.
  • Uses the Ref-Grab-It utility to pull citation information from websites and blogs.

Mendeleya free reference manager available on any device

Mendeley Website

  • Securely store and access your sources across multiple devices.
  • Read and annotate PDFs online or offline on the go.
  • Generate citations and bibliographies in the style of your choice.
  • Publicly or privately share reading lists, references or full-text articles.
  • Connect with colleagues, peers or classmates to follow their research input.
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Lorna Dawes
ldawes2@unl.edu

Kiyomi Deards
kdeards2@unl.edu

Zoteroa free tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share research sources

Download Zotero

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Erica Defrain
edefrain2@unl.edu

  • Gather all your research into a single, searchable interface.
  • Assign tags to your library items to organize your research using your own keywords.
  • Footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations or bibliographies.
  • Automatically syncs your data across as many devices as you choose.
  • Join research groups to focus on any topic you choose. Groups can be public or private, open or closed.

EndNoteSearch, organize, write, publish and share

EndNote Website

  • Search your favorite databases, we'll automatically download and attach free full-text PDFs to your saved references.
  • Organize your references, access saved PDFs, sync your desktop and ipad to access from anywhere.
  • Build and format bibliographies and papers with Microsoft Word and Cite While You Write.
  • Invite colleagues to your EndNote Library to encourage the collaboration of ideas.
  • Use the manuscript matcher to find the best journals to publish your research.
Get HelpFree and subscription versions

Andrea Dinkelman
adinkelman10@unl.edu

Joan Konecky
jkonecky1@unl.edu

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Libraries Workshop Calendar

Upcoming citation management tool workshops.

Style Manualscommonly used and discipline-specific citation style manuals