A citation manager is a program used to store, organize, share, and output citations. Some citation managers have the added functionality of an academic social network. Once the citation information is stored in the citation manager, it can be output in many different styles, like MLA, APA, Chicago, or others. It saves the writer/researcher from having to type out the same citation and bibliography over and over again by hand.
Citation managers make it easy to:
Citation managers integrate with word-processing programs for inputting in-text citations and generating the corresponding bibliographies.
A citation manager is a valuable time-saving tool for researchers and anyone writing a paper with cited references/bibliographies.
Every Temple student, faculty, or staff can sign up for a free account on EndNote Online. Connect to the database Web of Science by logging in with your TU AccessNet ID and password. Then Register for a free individual account.
Once you have registered, sign in to your individual account and click on the Products menu in the upper right corner and select EndNote to access EndNote Online.
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In Mendeley Desktop or Mendeley Reference Manager, install the Web Importer and MS Word Plugin under the Tools menu.
Zotero can also be downloaded as an iOS app for iPhone and iPad.
The Zotero Connector is a browser extension that works with Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari to import content from the Web.
Register for a free online account
Registration allows you to:
You can use any email and password. You can also add a backup email.
Zotero works with Google Docs, Microsoft Word (Word) and LibreOffice to insert in-text citations and create bibliographies. The plugin should install with the Zotero software and browser extension. To check this and set preferences, open Zotero on your computer and follow these steps:
By default, Zotero stores all data locally on your computer, so storage is unlimited or up to your device capacity.
Setting up Zotero syncing allows you to store what is on your device to Zotero.org cloud storage. This allows you to access the same content among all your devices, share your Zotero files in group libraries, and access files from your online library on Zotero.org.
You can select the Temple University OpenURL or another library that you have access to.
Find More Zotero Plugins
Browse a long list of third party plugins. We recommend these two popular plugins: