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Citation Management Systems

Citations (or sometimes called references) are essential to creating bibliographies/reference lists, or footnotes, or in-text references. The University of Missouri Libraries provide a helpful webpage on the Anatomy of a Citation. Consult the Citation Styles webpage to learn about disciplinary-wide styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE, etc. 

Consult the following Citation Management Tools webpage to determine which citation manager you should use to organize and automatically format your bibliographies as well as store publication PDFs. (For a more comprehensive overview, see this Comparison of Reference Management Software webpage.) Below are guides to four popular free (or free to UC Davis affiliates) citation management products: EndNote Online (UC Davis), Mendeley (free access), Sciwheel (UC Davis), Zotero (free access).