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Citation Management Software
What is citation management software?Citation management tools allow a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.
Which citation management programs are used at Cornell?
Individuals at Cornell use a variety of programs. The Cornell University Library currently supports
- Mendeley is a free, web-based tool from Elsevier for managing references, creating bibliographies, and pdf organizer.
- Free campus workshops on Mendeley: Mann Library
- Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, & videos are available through Mendeley help guides.
- For individual help with Mendeley from a Cornell librarian, please contact us.
- EndNote is citation management software produced by Clarivate. A free 30-day trial is available through EndNote. The software can be purchased at the Campus Store.
- Two Cornell colleges offer their communities free access to Endnote via site license: Human Ecology (under Software) and Agriculture & Life Sciences.
- Free campus workshops on EndNote: Mann Library
- Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, & videos are available through Endnote.
- Note--to increase success with Endnote's "Find Full Text" feature, add Cornell's OpenURL in preferences: http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/net/openurl/
- For individual help with Endnote from a Cornell librarian, please contact us.