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RefWorks, Endnote, and More

Citation management software can simplify preparing your paper, article, report, or grant. The software helps you build a database of citations by either manually adding the information or interacting with an indexing and abstracting database or website to import the citations. The software will also interact with word processing applications and help you correctly format your in-text citations and bibliography for different citations styles (APA, Chicago, JAMA, etc.).

Faculty, staff, and students have several citation management software options. A few of the more common ones are listed below.

  • EndNote - the University/University Libraries pay for a campus-wide subscription to the desktop version of this software for both Mac and PC. The online version is available through the University Libraries subscription to Web of Science. An iOS app is available, but there currently is no app for Android devices. For information on downloading endnote software, please e-mail library@qatar.tamu.edu.
  • RefWorks - the University Libraries maintains a subscription to RefWorks. RefWorks is an online only application, and, while it doesn't have an app, it does have a mobile optimized version for use on smaller screens.
  • Zotero - is free, open access software packaged in two parts: (1) a desktop application that can be compatible with PC, Mac, and Linux OS; and (2) browser extensions to support web-based collecting. There are currently no iOS or Android apps, but ZotFile, the third-party Zotero plugin, helps support mobile use.
  • Mendeley - is currently available as a client as well as iOS and Android apps.

The Main Campus Libraries offer workshops on citation management. Check the calendar for upcoming events. Note that all times are given according to local Texas times.