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Use this guide to organize your research and citations by using any of the tools discussed here. Some of the tools are free and some like RefWorks and EndNote are available to you as a Texas State student, faculty or staff. You might also consider creating a presence on one of the social media sites like or Mendeley.

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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 Refworks, 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 and EndNote that allow you to:

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