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EndNote X8 syncs all your citations, attachments, reference groups and annotations so you have access anywhere, anytime.

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About this Guide

Use this guide to organize your research and citations by using any of the tools discussed here. Some of the tools are free and sme like RefWorks are available to you because you are a Texas State student, faculty or staff.

You might also consider creating a presence on one of the social media sites like or Mendeley.

What is a Citation Manager?

Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand.  It will save you time.

There are many citation managers out there--examples include Endnote, Mendeley, Zotero, and others.  Some are free, and some require a subscription or charge for extra storage.

As a member of the campus community, you automatically have access to Refworks.

RefWorks is a citation manager available to the campus community via the Library website that lets you:

  • export citation information from databases
  • import information from other sources
  • organize and generate works cited pages and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

The Library also has classes throughout the semester on using RefWorks.