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Citation Management Tools

Everyone has a different way of staying organized when working on a research project. Below are a few tools that many students use to keep track of all the articles. books, and articles that they are gathering. The SPU Library does not endorse one product over the or provide technical support. We provide these options for you to decide what works best for you.



Zotero is free open source software, available for download on your computer or used online via the web. You can download on multiple devices and Zotero automatically synchronizes your data.


EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic, also known as EndNote Web, is a free web-based application offered by Clarivate Analytics and Web of Science. EndNote Basic is a stripped down version of the EndNote product that is available for purchase.


Mendeley is a free citation manager tool offered by Elsevier, providers of the Science Direct platform. You can download Mendeley on multiple devices and sync your citations across the devices using your online Mendeley account.