How do I choose a citation manager?


A citation manager is a piece of software that helps you collect and organize your research and create bibliographies and in-text citations. Citation managers generally offer a range of citation styles and features to choose from.

There are several factors to consider when choosing a citation manager, including

  • what device and operating system you are using,
  • whether you prefer desktop software or storing everything in the cloud, and
  • whether you will be sharing references with group members or research partners.

...and more.

To help you make a decision, check out the video or comparison chart below to see the differences between the four citation management software programs we support.

Need more help? Check out our Citations and Bibliographies guide to find more information about each citation manager and links to training opportunities. 


  • Last Updated Feb 27, 2024
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  • Answered By Lindley Homol

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