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Overview of Citation Management Tool

Citation management tools will help you create bibliographies and insert citations in your paper.  First, you must identify items you think you will use in your paper by searching databases, UC Library Search, or even Google Scholar and adding them to your account.  If you use more than 12 references, experience says you will save time using a citation management tool.

Zotero highlights:

  • Cost - it's free; download the desktop and set up the web account at no cost
  • Connects with MS Word or Google Docs
  • Attach any type of file, including PDFs
  • Add notes and tags
  • Organize collections of citations in folders 
  • Add items directly from a database or manually enter the information

Get Started

To use Zotero properly, you need to install the Zotero Connector for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, in addition to the Zotero desktop app.

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