About Citation Tools

Citation and research management tools are software programs that 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 generate bibliographies in pretty much any style. Harvard primarily supports the use of EndNote and Zotero

We offer classes on using EndNote and Zotero generally during the first half of the fall and spring semesters. For help at other times, submit a question via the Citation Tools Help form

Zotero Classes at Harvard Library 

EndNote Classes at Harvard Library 

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

*If you're looking for guidance on citation styles, not tools, check out our Citation Style Guides page.

Zotero Classes at Harvard


Upcoming FAS Workshops (Zotero Basics, open to the Harvard community)

We do not to plan to offer further Zotero workshops until the spring 2022 semester. In the meantime, if you need help with Zotero, please use the Citation Tools Help form on the Citation and Research Management Tools guide to request assistance. 


Upcoming HKS Workshops (open to the Harvard community)

HKS Library & Knowledge Services will be scheduling workshops open to the wider Harvard community starting in September. For HKS-only workshops, please consult our KNet calendar (HKS Login) or look for announcements in HKS Daily.


Upcoming Countway Workshops

Getting Started with Zotero: An Alternative to EndNote - online workshop; please use the links below to register and receive the Zoom link:

Zotero: A Deeper Dive - online workshop: please use the links below to register and receive the Zoom link:

EndNote Classes at Harvard

Countway Classes

EndNote Essentials online workshop - use the links below to register for the class and receive the Zoom link:

FAS Classes

We do not plan to offer EndNote classes in the fall 2021 semester. If you would like to learn about EndNote, please submit an inquiry to the Citation Tools Help form in this guide.

Other Citation & Research Management Tools

In addition, Harvard has licenses for two tools with citation management capability:

Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)

  • web-based citation management tool
  • supports entire academic research and writing process
  • emphasis on the life sciences


  • web-based authoring platform
  • designed to facilitate easy collaboration
  • especially good for LaTeX users
  • allows for integration of citation tool libraries


Harvard also supports the use of Perma.cc, a tool to create and save permanent links to online sources. 

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