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Citation Management  

A guide for all things citation management.
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.yale.edu/citationmanagement Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Things to Think About

All Citation Management products have these basic features to help you:

  • Gather and transfer references from databases/resources/webpages into your personal research database
  • Organize, annotate, sort and search your references, images and PDFs
  • Insert in-text citations and reference lists into documents in a wide variety of styles (MLA, APA, etc)
  • Create stand alone bibliographies in a wide variety of styles

Check out the Comparison Charts for product special features!

Before you choose, here are some questions to ask yourself...

  • Does the tool support the citation styles that you will need?
  • Does the tool support the kinds of sharing capabilities that you will need?
  • Which databases or websites do you use most frequently? Is the tool compatible with those sites?
  • Do you need to capture webpage snapshots? Do you want to store PDFs? What are the file formats that you will be collecting?
  • Do you need to work off-line? Do you work from multiple places?
  • Do you need a product for a lifetime collection of references?
  • Do you need to consider a post-Yale life?
  • Do you collaborate with other researchers at Yale and/or outside Yale? What product(s) do others on the team use?

 For more information, check out the Comparison Charts!


Finally, you can always change your mind!

 

Contact your liaison for a quick demo of these products to help you make a decision!

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