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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Economics Research Guide

Here you will find the resources you need to conduct your library research.

How to Get Help

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Need help? Use the menu above to go to the page for the citation manager of interest, where you will find contact information for our librarians who know that tool.

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 2023 Citation Management Workshops

Getting Started with Zotero - In Person: Science & Engineering Library, Learning Studio
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 11:15am - 12:05pm. Register
Getting Started with Zotero - In Person: W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Calipari Room (Lower Level)
Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 2:30pm - 3:30pm. Register
Getting Started with Zotero - Virtual
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 4pm - 5pm. 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.