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.

We do not have more Comparison Classes scheduled for the fall semester. If you have a question about one of these classes, please use the form on the first page of this guide to submit a question to a librarian.

EndNote Classes at Harvard

EndNote Basics: Wednesday, October 26th, 2-3:30 PM, Lamont B30

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EndNote Basics: Tuesday, November 15th, 2-3:30 PM, Lamont B30

  • Registration will be available here two weeks prior to the class, Tuesday November 1.


At this time we do not have any other EndNote classes planned on the FAS campus for the Fall semester.

Mendeley Classes at Harvard

Due to decreased demand, we 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: Thursday, November 17th, 1-2:30 PM, Lamont 310

  • Registration will be available here two weeks prior to the class, Thursday, November 3rd.

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 under "Getting Help with RefWorks."

Zotero Classes at Harvard

Zotero Basics: Wednesday, November 9, 10-11:30 AM in CGIS K262.