Library Research Guide
The K-State Libraries subscription to RefWorks will end on December 31, 2019. All users who want to keep citations and PDFs stored in RefWorks must transfer them to an alternate citation manager. After December 31, K-State users’ RefWorks accounts will be permanently inaccessible. For more information, please visit the RefWorks Transition page: lib.ksu.edu/refworks-transition.
Managing citations and references is an integral part of the research process. Tools like citation managers can help keep you organized and make your workflows more efficient. With a citation manager you can
Some important features to consider when selecting a citation manager include
Read through the links below to compare citation managers using these and other features.
The bulleted links below take you to each citation manager's webpage. To get started and find help for one of these citation managers, look at the following pages in this guide: Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote.
Citation builders are a useful tool when building a Works Cited or References page. They are fillable forms that will generate citations for you in various styles based on the information you plug into them.
Remember, no tool is perfect, so always be sure to check your citations with a style guide!
The Libraries' Search It tool and many of our databases include citation features that will allow you to cite a resource that you found. The citation tools are usually called "Cite It", "Citation", "Cite Now", or something similar. Look on the sides of the pages for a link or menu that includes the link.
Here is an example of where the Search It citation feature is located: