Helpful Quick Tools & Citation Format Info

Create a Quick Citation

basic citation & bibliography generator


Look Up Citation Formats

learn APA, MLA, and Chicago citation styles

OWL Purdue Online Writing Lab

Chicago Manual of Style Online
(use MyLibrary Login off Campus)


Zotero Website

Download Zotero

Visit our Zotero guide for more information about using Zotero including saving citations, mobile device features, and the Zotero Word plugin.


for Zotero Help

Scout Calvert

Erica Defrain


EndNote Online
(basic web version)

EndNote 20
(software purchase through HuskerTech)

Visit our EndNote guide for more information about using EndNote including saving citations, sharing, and "Cite While You Write" features.


for EndNote Help

Melissa Gomis


Mendeley Website

Mendeley Reference Manager uses a Microsoft Word Add-in to integrate citations.

For instructions on how to set up Mendeley at UNL, visit Instructions and Troubleshooting for Mendeley and RefWorks guide.

Visit our Mendeley guide for more information about importing and organizing documents, adding citations to documents, and helpful tips and tricks.


for Mendeley Help

Lorna Dawes


UNL Libraries ends RefWorks support December 20, 2024.

What does this mean for you as a RefWorks user?

On December 20, 2024, the University Libraries subscription to RefWorks will end and UNL RefWorks accounts will no longer be accessible. Prior to this date, all RefWorks users will need to export their RefWorks library to save their data.

We recommend users transfer their data to Zotero, a free, open-source citation management tool. The University Libraries is pleased to offer unlimited storage for the current UNL community through Zotero Institution. See Importing From Other Reference Managers for guidance on transitioning your RefWorks library to Zotero.

Other citation management tools which allow for easy RefWorks transition include EndNote (See Converting from RefWorks to EndNote) and Mendeley (See Import from other software).

Need help migrating your RefWorks library?
Name: Scout Calvert
Email: or view our calendar for upcoming workshops

Why is RefWorks no longer supported by Libraries?