When you start finding relevant and interesting research publications, you'll want an easy way to store and access your references. That way you can quickly refer back to them and cite them in your own publications. Citation managers help you save, organize, and share citations. Citation managers also allow you to generate lists of references and inline citations automatically.
Ask around and see what your classmates, advisor, and colleagues use. If it's varied or they don't know, we recommend Zotero.
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:
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:
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: