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Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) : Citation Software

A guide to online and print resources for Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Citation Software Workshops

The library is offering a number of workshops for citation management software for the campus community. The schedule is listed below. Registration is required as 422 SL has limited seating and workstations.

Mon Oct 30 - 10:30-11:15am  Getting started with Endnote Location: 422 SL

Tues Oct 31 - 9:15-10:00am Getting started with Zotero  Location: 422 SL

Wed Nov 1 - 9:15-10:00am Getting started with Refworks Location: 422 SL

Thurs Nov 2 - 12:00-12:45pm Getting started with RefWorks (online session) 

Fri Nov 3 - 9:30-11:30am Citation help drop-in session no registration needed. Location: CoLab D 

Register here: Citation Management Tools Workshops

Citation Software

There are 2 powerful citation software tools available to you through the University.

EndNote helps you to gather and organize your research: citations, articles, references, images and PDFs. Create bibliographies and figure lists instantly using stored data. Endnote can be integrated with Microsoft Word to help you manage your research materials as you write. Two versions are available - one you download to your computer and a web version.

More information, including how to download the software, can be found on the Library's Endnote page.

RefWorks can help you manage your bibliography and citations, and can be accessed from any computer connected to the Internet. You store your citations on the RefWorks website, and use a Microsoft Word plugin to automatically create bibliographies.

In general, RefWorks is better for undergraduates and researchers needing to share references, while EndNote has a higher learning curve but more features and is better for graduate students, faculty, and staff with in-depth research projects.

Other popular tools

If you choose not to use RefWorks or Endnote (paid for through the University), there are many free resources available that can help you manage your sources and turn those citations into well-formatted bibliographies and works cited. Below are two popular free resources.