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SPARK: Citation Management Software

A resource for students wanting to improve their academic and research skills.

Citation Management Software

Preparing a bibliography is a complicated, time-consuming task, but citation management tools have been developed to simplify this process. A citation manager allows you to store citations from Quick Find, journal databases, and other sources as you find sources and then to format your final bibliography in the style guide of your choice.

Two more commonly used citation managers are Zotero and Mendeley. Both are free, web-based citation managers that enable you to store citations in your personal database and will create a reference list in the style of your choice.