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 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


  • 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

We will be scheduling workshops In August. Members of the HKS Community will be able to find them in KNet for more information.

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

We do not plan to schedule any more Zotero Basics classes until fall 2020. If you would like to schedule a class for a group you are affiliated with, or if you would like to learn how to use Zotero, please feel free to submit a question or request through our help form on our Citation and Research Management Tools at Harvard guide.

Upcoming Countway Workshops

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

EndNote Classes at Harvard

Spring 2020

FAS Libraries have no other Spring sessions planned at this time. For one-on-one help, Harvard affiliates can fill out our Citation Tools Help form to get in touch with us.

Countway Library at Harvard Medical School has some upcoming sessions, which should be posted here soon.

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