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Graduate Student Library Introduction

Citation Management

Organizing and keeping track of the information you cite is important to your graduate success.

Citation Management Software can help you manage, organize, and format your citations. It can also:

  • Import and organize information from library databases and other search engines
  • Save links to pdfs and other documents
  • Format citations for your papers and bibliographies
  • Include your own keywords and notes to make things easier to sort and find
  • Sync to Microsoft Word to format and place citations in your papers

Commonly used citation managers include Endote, Zotero, RefWorks, and Mendeley

ODU provides FREE access to EndNote for currently enrolled students.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is just one of many commercial citation management programs.  At ODU, it's FREE to currently enrolled students. It is a powerful tool for acquiring, organizing and managing references. You may acquire references to add to your EndNote library in various ways:

  • Enter the reference manually
  • Search a library catalog directly through EndNote
  • Search a library database and export references directly into EndNote

“Cite While You Write” is a feature that allows you to incorporate references from your EndNote library directly into a Word document as in-text citations or footnotes and references.

There are two EndNote versions: the desktop version that must be installed on your computer, and an online version that is available anywhere you are

For more information and installation instruction please see our EndNote Installation & Help Guide!

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