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Citation managers

Using citation managers

          Citation managers enable you to organize the citations you find by importing them from the University Libraries’ databases and placing them in folders.  When you write your paper, you can use the citation manager to insert brief citations in the text and to prepare a bibliography in APA format (or almost any other style).

          The following citation managers are web based and include the  button in the citation record.  Clicking on “Search for Article” will lead you to the article in full text.



          With the financial support of the Rutgers-Newark Dean’s Offices, the University Libraries can offer the opportunity to import citations to RefWorks from almost all journal index databases and IRIS.  The only exception is Web of Science which requires the use of EndNote Web.  The process of exporting citation to refWorks is easy

          For more information about RefWorks and to connect directly, go to the sidebar on the University Libraries’ home page and select RefWorks from the third grouping of sites.

Additional resources:

          Quick Guide

 Introductory tutorials

          Advanced tutorials

          Importing citations from EndNote Web

          Importing citations from Google Scholar


EndNote Web

          When you use Web of Science, exporting citations to EndNote Web is the only option.  From here you can follow the directions above and export your citations from EndNoteWeb to RefWorks.  If you prefer using EndNote Web, it is listed as a possible export destination for citations from other University Libraries databases.  It is also possible to export citations from EndNote Web to your desktop copy of EndNote.  Any links to full text items will be maintained in EndNote Web will be retained in the transfer to EndNote.

          Quick Card

          EndNote Web tutorial




          Zotero is a free and user-friendly Firefox extension that can be used to manage citations.  It was developed as a joint project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The following guides will help you get started. 

         Quick Guide

         Quick Guide from Rutgers Librarians

         Creating bibliographies



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