Citation tools can be useful for anyone doing research. Citation tools allow you to create bibliographies quickly and automatically format in-text citations with word processing software (Word, Google Docs, Open Office).
These tools help generate citations using URLs, DOIs, or your Google Scholar search results. These are good for citing a few items very quickly.
More in-depth citation tools, sometimes called reference management tools, can also help manage your references for big or long-term research projects by helping you:
Zotero is the tool JMU Libraries promotes and supports. Individuals may also opt to adopt another tool. JMU discontinued its subscription for RefWorks in October 2020. We also do not have a subscription for EndNote.
Please look at the following resources to compare options and decide which is best for you: