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Citations and Citation Management/Generation

Looking to corral your references all in one place, then this guide is for you!

RefWorks Migration

Advisory Notice!

The University Libraries subscription to RefWorks will end on August 31, 2021. All users must transfer RefWorks data to an alternate citation manager. All UofM RefWorks accounts will be permanently inaccessible. Please consult the Citation Management Research Guide for migration instructions.

Recommended Citation Management Systems

Use the tabs on the left for instructions on how to migrate RefWorks citations to your chosen citation management system. For help migrating your RefWorks library, ask a librarian!



Get started with EndNote

With EndNote, you can:

  • Access thousands of research databases
  • Use 6,000+ citation styles
  • Build a reference library in your field
  • Write research papers and manuscripts
  • Create course syllabi, write grant applications, maintain your CV
  • Share or co-create research libraries with up to 100 other users.



Get started with Mendeley

With Mendeley, you can:

  • Access your library from anywhere. Add papers directly from your browser with a few clicks or import any documents from your desktop.
  • Easy referencing. Generate references, citations, and bibliographies in a whole range of journal styles.
  • Career development. 250,000 science, technology, and health jobs to advance your career.



Get started with Zotero

With Zotero, you can:

  • Collect information with a click. It automatically senses research on the web.
  • Organize your way. You can sort items into collections and tag them with keywords. Or create saved searches that automatically fill with relevant materials as you work.
  • Cite in style. Zotero instantly creates references and bibliographies for any text editor.
  • Stay in sync. Zotero can synchronize your data across devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date.
  • Collaborate freely. Zotero lets you co-write a paper with a colleague, distribute course materials to students, or build a collaborative bibliography.