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 currently plan to offer further comparison classes in the fall 2017 semester. If you have a question about what citation management tool might be best for you, please submit a question via the form on the first page of this guide

EndNote Classes at Harvard

The EndNote class for October has already taken place.

We may offer an EndNote class in November, if demand exists.

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 (October)*
Tuesday, 10/24, 2-3 PM
Lamont Library B30

*Our October RefWorks class depends on whether or not RefWorks improves in functionality by that time. We will post any updates on the status of the class to this page.


Additionally, we may offer a RefWorks class in November, if demand exists.

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

The Zotero class for October has already taken place.

We may offer a Zotero class in November, if demand exists.