Citation Management Tools

Citation Management tools are software applications that enable you to create and preserve customized information of citation documentation and notes. They allow you to:

  • Import and organize citation data from research databases and other sources
  • Save PDFs, other documents and in some cases, images, audio and video files, and snapshots of web pages
  • Format citations for your papers and bibliographies using a variety of authoritative styles

The NCAR library staff is available to assist you in determining the appropriate citation management tool to support your research and scholarship needs. Check out our Comparison of Citation Management Tools summary to help with your decision. The following three citation management tools (in no particular order) are recommended and supported. Each of these applications will allow you to upload your current citations, preserve them and much more.

  1. Mendeley | About | How to transfer citations from RefWorks
  2. Zotero | About | How to transfer citations from RefWorks
  3. MyEndNoteWeb | About (log-in is required) | How to transfer citations from RefWorks

If you have questions about the process of transferring your citations to a new citation management tool please contact Matt Ramey. Any concerns and/or questions, Ask a Librarian.