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Honors Seminar II (705:241:01:H1)

designed to support School of Nursing honors students as they develop library research skills

Citation managers

Using citation managers

          Citation or bibliographic managers enable you to organize the citations you find by importing them from the University Libraries’ databases and placing them in folders you have already created.  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).



          With the financial support of the Rutgers Dean’s Offices, the University Libraries can offer access to RefWorks, a web-based research management and writing tool created in 2001.  You can import citations to RefWorks from all journal index databases (except Web of Science) and the online catalog.  Once imported, the citations can be placed into folders.  Each citation includes the Get It @ R button so you can connect to fulltext at any time.  You can also save fulltext articles to the citation record.  There is a research guide available to help you get started--   To connect directly to RefWorks from the Libraries homepage, please use the Services and Tools tab in the red bar at the top of the page.  The link to RefWorks is in the right column under Tools.


Additional resources:

          Quick Guide

 Introductory tutorials

          Advanced tutorials

          Importing citations from EndNote Basic

          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 and will also be retained in the transfer to EndNote.

          Quick Card

          EndNote Web tutorial




          Zotero is a free and easy to use 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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