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Bibliographic Management Software and Citation Applications

An overview of bibliographic management software and citation applications, including in depth discussions of and instructions on using EndNote Basic, Endnote and Zotero.

What is Bibliographic Management Software?

Bibliographic management software 

  • Otherwise known as citation management software or reference management software
  • Helps you to organize your research resources
  • Collects citations from most databases and other sources
  • Create collections of resources for projects
  • Create bibliographies from these collections
  • Changes the citation style from one to another after you’ve written the paper with a couple clicks 



  • Versatile
  • Saves time (after the initial learning curve)
  • Makes large research projects more manageable


  • New software learning curve
  • Citations need to be double-checked

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