What can I do with a citation management tool?
Create bibliographies and references automatically
Check for and remove duplicate citations
Add annotations, subjects, and descriptions to your citations
Re-use your research over time
Embed footnotes, end notes, and in-text citations in a document
What can't it do?
Correct errors present in the original database records
Create a perfect bibliography or Works Cited list, you must still check them for accuracy
Create legal citation formats
Can not import citations from a text file, Word File, or sheet of paper automatically
Determine the best citation management tool to use.
While this guide is all about citation management tools, you may feel the need to brush up on your knowledge of citation formatting and other rules for a specific style. Below are some Library Information Literacy Modules on citation styles. These contain video tutorials, short quizzes, and more materials to help with the topic. Lastly, links to the citation style guides available through the Libraries.