What is citation software?

* Zotero Classes at Harvard Library 
* EndNote Classes at Harvard Library 

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 generate bibliographies in pretty much any style. Harvard primarily supports the use of EndNote and Zotero.

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

Overleaf

  • 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. 

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 HKS Workshops

Friday, October 23, 2020
8:00-8:45am EDT

To register, please use your Harvard credentials to fill out this Zoom registration form: If you want to follow along with this demonstration, please take a moment beforehand to install Zotero and set your preferences according to our instructions in Zotero: Getting Started.  

 

Friday, October 30, 2020
1:00-1:45pm EDT

To register, please use your Harvard credentials to fill out this Zoom registration form: If you want to follow along with this demonstration, please take a moment beforehand to install Zotero and set your preferences according to our instructions in Zotero: Getting Started.

 

Upcoming Countway Workshops

Countway will be offering workshops this semester. Check their Classes & Events Calendar for updates or contact Ask Countway.

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

Learn to set up Zotero and use it to keep track of your research; organize your pdfs; create bibliographies in a flash!- and more.

Click on the date for more details and to register and receive the Zoom link. All times are Eastern Time (ET).

October

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:15-10:15 AM ET

Friday, October 23, 2020
1:30-2:45 PM ET

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:15-10:15 AM ET

Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:45-11:45 AM ET

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, would like to schedule a session for a class or group, or have specific or more advanced questions about Zotero please submit an inquiry to the Citation Tools Help form on the Citation and Research Management Tools at Harvard guide.

EndNote Classes at Harvard

We plan to offer more EndNote classes in the spring 2021 semester. If you would like to learn about EndNote before the spring semester, please submit an inquiry to the Citation Tools Help form in this guide.

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