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Citation Manager Comparison Chart
Here is comparative data for some of the major citation managers and Microsoft Word's reference handling capabilities.
RefWorks 3 FAQ - Rutgers
Informative webpage from the Rutgers University Libraries
RefWorks YouTube Channel
Video tutorials from the publisher.
RefWorks FAQ (Legacy RefWorks)
Citation manager available free to all Rutgers students and faculty. RefWorks lives online and stores your references until you need them. Great for long papers; use with databases that have no formatted bibliography output. Many Rutgers databases export citations to RefWorks.
The gold standard for citation managers. Can now obtain for free through the Rutgers University Libraries.
EndNote Basic (a sort of online "EndNote Lite") is available free of charge to Rutgers users at http://www.myendnoteweb.com. An EndNote Basic version of Cite While You Write can be installed to work with Microsoft Word.
Zotero LibGuide (from Mei Ling Lo)
Introduction to Zotero, including videos.
Free citation manager with a collaborative component. Will store PDFs and references. Can install Zotero as an automatic front end.
Will output MLA citations for free, if you type in the source. Modest annual subscription fee allows APA and Chicago-style references as well. Smart phone apps exist for this site.
Another free bibliography maker. Like EasyBib, Bibme uses OCLC's WorldCat to fuel its book citations. Supports MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian styles. Can save references for you if you make a free account.
poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful
feelings" (Wordsworth 263). Author-Page. Note that no comma is used in MLA
between the author and the page number.
stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of
powerful feelings" (263). Page only because author was already mentioned
in the sentence.
extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
only because author was already mentioned in the sentence. Note that an
in-text citation has to be used even though this is a paraphrase and not an exact quote.
Works Cited entry for all these in-text citations would look like this:
Wordsworth, William. Lyrical Ballads. London: Oxford
more information, go to the In-Text Citations Page
of the Purdue Online Writing Laboratory