There are lots of citation management systems out there, from RefWorks to Mendeley, Papers to Zotero, and more. In general, a citation manager will help you:
This guide presents a comparison of different citation management software.
The S&T library supports both Mendeley and Zotero, though EndNote is available through the S&T Store.
|Runs on||Windows, Mac, Linux||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Cost||Free up to 2GB, then paid upgrades to storage are available.||Free up to 300 MB, then paid upgrades to storage are available.|
|Type||Desktop software, web-based library||Desktop software, web-based library|
|Is there a plugin for writing?||Citation plugins exist for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice||Citation plugins exist for Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. It also interfaces with Google Docs.|
|Is there a plugin for browsers?||Yes. Mendeley Web Importer allows you to save from Chrome and Firefox.||Yes. Zotero Connector allows you to save from Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.|
|What citation styles are supported?||Many. Mendeley has all conventional citation styles and others are supported by CSL.||Many. Zotero has all conventional citation styles and others are supported by CSL.|
|Does the library provide workshops on this citation management software?||Yes. In the fall and in the spring. See the Library Events calendar for more information.||Not at the current time. Users with questions can email the library (firstname.lastname@example.org) or request a research consultation.|
|Notes||Owned by Elsevier||Open Source|