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Information Literacy Instruction

Citation Tools

Citation Managers such as EndNote or Zotero are software tools for managing your citations. Citation managers will help you:

  • Create and organize a personal research database.
  • Download citations from online databases.
  • Format bibliographies and citations in papers.
  • Share your citations with others.

Online Citation Tools


Zotero - Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy to use software that helps you save, manage, and cite research sources.


Zotero Library Guide
Guide to installing Zotero, saving citations, creating bibliographies, and tips and tricks. From Jason Puckett at Georgia State University Library.
Zotero Documentation
Documentation and video tutorials from