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PWR 1MG: Numbers, Metrics, and Counting: The Rhetoric of Quantitative Thinking: Manage your citations

This guide is here to introduce PWR1 students in Mark Gardiner's class on useful library resources.

What is a citation manager?

When you start finding relevant research articles, you'll want an easy way to store and access them. That way you can refer back to them and cite them in your own publications. Citation managers, like Zotero which this guide author Zac uses, help you save, organize, and share citations (references). Citation managers allows you to:

  • Save documents, like PDFs, and citations.
  • Organize documents and citations using tags and folders.
  • Share folders with classmates and colleagues.
  • Generate lists of references and inline citations automatically.

 

Pick a citation manager

 

Developed by the Corporation for Digital Scholarship, a nonprofit organization, Zotero follows a freemium model. Zotero offers 300 MG of storage space for free and additional storage space for a subscription fee. Zotero allows you to:

  • use their web app and desktop app
  • store citations and documents
  • save references directly from the web with browser plug-ins
  • cite as you write with MS Word plug-in and Google Docs plug-in
  • tag documents
  • share private folders and public folders

 

Developed by ProQuest, RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that requires an institutional liscense. Stanford Libraries maintains an institutional license. If you are new to RefWorks, then you will want to start with the new RefWorks and use your Stanford email to create an account. The new RefWorks allows you to:

  • use their web app
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  • store citations and documents
  • save references directly from the web with browser plug-ins
  • cite as you write with MS Word plug-in and Google Docs plug-in
  • tag and annotate documents
  • share private folders and public folders
  • use unlimited storage due to our site license

 

 

Developed by Elsevier, Mendeley also follows a freemium model. Mendeley offers 2GB of storage space for free and additional storage space for a subscription fee. Stanford Libraries maintains an institutional license, which provides students, staff, and faculty with additional storage space and enhanced functionality regarding shared folders. Mendeley allows you to:

  • use their web app and desktop appMendeley logo
  • store citations and documents
  • save references directly from the web with browser plug-ins
  • cite as you write with MS Word plug-in
  • tag documents and annotate documents
  • share private and public folders 

 

 

Developed by Clarivate Analytics, a for-profit company, EndNote offers a free web app (EndNote basic) and a desktop app (EndNote X9) that requires a one-time purchase. EndNote allows you to:

  • use their web app and desktop app (desktop app requires EndNote X9)EndNote logo
  • store citations and documents (document storage requires EndNote X9)
  • save references directly from the web with browser plug-ins
  • cite as you write with MS Word plug-in
  • share private folders
  • easily save references from Web of Science