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Research Management Systems  

This guide provides an overview of bibliographic or citation management software including links to tutorials and guides for using, among others: RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014 URL: http://libguides.law.villanova.edu/researchmanagementsystems Print Guide RSS Updates

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At a Glance:

EndNote: has desktop version & online EndNote Web; can sync the the two; can check out software from Circulation Desk to upload on computer.


Mendeley: has a desktop version that can sync with the online, cloud-based system

RefWorks: online, cloud-based; free to students, faculty and staff who create an account through Falvey library

Zotero: desktop software with Firefox add-on but can be used with other browsers

 

Why Use Citation Management Software?

Citation management software allows you to track your sources as you use them rather than waiting until the end of a project to retype a separate bibliography or Table of Authorities. This software also auto formats your citations so that you spend less time flipping through the Blue Book for citations rules. While citation management software is a time-saver, you must still REVIEW each citation for accuracy before submitting it in class or to the court because no software can guarantee 100% accuracy.

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