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Chemistry Seminar - Fall 2019 (21:160:453 / 26:160:601): Citation Managers

This guide was created specifically for Dr. Elena Galoppini's class - Fall 2019

Citation managers

Citation managers enable you to organize the citations you find by exporting them from the Rutgers 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, MLA, or almost any other style.  The citation managers on the right 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, if it is available.

TIP

As you gather your sources, compile your References section. Complete this section before you begin writing your paper! Why?

  • This will ensure that you have copied down all the necessary citation components of your book, article, Web site, etc.
  • It will make your life much easier when you need to do in-text citations since authors and dates are already neatly organized on your reference page.
  • It decreases the chance that you'll include an in-text citation for a source, but then forget to include it within the reference section.

EndNote Web

EndNote is a program that helps users collect and organize references from online or other sources, create a searchable personal database of references, find fulltext articles, manage and annotate PDF files, cite references while writing a paper, create bibliographies formatted in a preferred style, and more.

EndNote basic is a web-based version of EndNote designed to work in the cloud. Users who work from multiple computers, or need to work collaboratively may find EndNote basic very useful. EndNote and EndNote basic are designed to work in concert although each can be used independently. By using EndNote basic users can synchronize their libraries with EndNote desktop providing a secure backup and the ability to work on projects from any computer with an internet connection. Users can also share their libraries with colleagues or fellow students. A free EndNote basic account can be created from within EndNote or Web of Science, or at MyEndNoteWeb.com.

EndNote for iPad app is free for download from the Apple Store to all EndNote users. The app allows users to find, store, create, and share references anywhere and anytime. It also enables PDF annotations directly within the app.

For information on how to use EndNote, take a look at these resources:

RefWorks

With the financial support of the Rutgers-Newark Dean’s Offices, the University Libraries can offer the opportunity to export citations to RefWorks from almost all journal index databases and the library catalog.  The process of exporting citation to RefWorks differs depending on the source.  For more information about RefWorks and to connect directly, see the links below.  (You may also access RefWorks from along the left panel on the Rutgers University Libraries’ home page.)


For information on how to use RefWorks, take a look at these resources:       

Zotero

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.

For information on how to use Zotero, take a look at these resources:

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