What is citation software?

Citation and research management tools help you organize your research and keep track of your references. They also make it easy to add citations into the documents you're working on and automatically generating bibliographies in pretty much any style. Harvard supports the use of four main citation tools: EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, & Zotero.

Which one should you choose? Check out our Citation Tools Comparison Chart!

Citation Tools Comparison Sessions at Harvard

In these 90 minute sessions we discuss the elements that popular research management and citation tools have in common and how they differ, as well as special features and potential pitfalls of each. Our sessions currently cover New RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero.

September Comparison Session: Wednesday, September 14, 1-2:30pm in Lamont B30

• Registration will be available here starting Wednesday, August 31

October Comparison Session: Tuesday, October 11, 10:30am- noon in Lamont B30 

• Registration will be available here starting Tuesday, September 27

EndNote Classes at Harvard

EndNote Basics: Thursday, September 29, 1:30-3:00 PM, Lamont B30

• Registration will be available here starting Thursday, September 15.

More EndNote sessions are planned for October and November. They'll be posted here as soon as the dates are known.

Mendeley Classes at Harvard

Due to decreased demand, do not plan to hold Mendeley classes in the foreseeable future. If you have questions about Mendeley, please write to the citation tools group using this form, or email one of the Mendeley specialists listed under "Getting Help with Mendeley."

RefWorks Classes at Harvard

RefWorks Basics: Tuesday, September 27, 11 AM-12:30 PM, Lamont B30

• Registration will be available here starting Tuesday, September 13.

More RefWorks sessions are planned for October and November. They'll be posted here as soon as the dates are known.

Please note that these classes will cover transferring to and using the new version of RefWorks. If you need assistance with Legacy RefWorks, please make an appointment for a consult with a local support librarian listed below.

Zotero classes at Harvard

Zotero Basics: Wednesday, September 28, 1-2 PM, Lamont B30

• Registration will be available here starting Wednesday, September 14th.

More Zotero sessions are planned for October and November. They'll be posted here as soon as the dates are known.

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