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UMass Amherst Libraries

Citation Managers at UMass

Citation Management Tools

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.

Organize citations and documents with Zotero and Mendeley

Citation Management Workshops

Fall 2022 Citation Management Workshops

The Libraries support citation management for both Zotero and Mendeley.

Getting Started with Zotero
Tuesday, September 27 from 10:00am - 11:00am in the Du Bois Library, Calipari Room (Lower Level) Register
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Remote Session Register
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 10:00am - 11:00am. Remote Session Register
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. n the Science & Engineering Library Learning Studio Register
 
Getting Started with Mendeley
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. in the Science & Engineering Library Learning Studio Register
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 10:10am - 11:00am. Remote Session Register
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Remote Session Register
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 10:10am - 11:00am. Science & Engineering Library Learning Studio Register
 
Making Zotero work for you: After You've Gotten Started
Tuesday, November 11,
2022 from 10:00am - 11:00am. Remote Session Register
 

If you have questions about citation management platforms we support, please contact us through our Ask Us service.  

 

Citation Style Resources

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.