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.
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
Learn to set up Zotero and use it to keep track of your research; organize your pdfs; create bibliographies in a flash! and more. All FAS Zotero classes in the spring 2021 semester will be held online, via Zoom. Click on the date for more details and to register and receive the Zoom link. All times are Eastern Time (ET).
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
10:30-11:45 AM ET
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
1:30-2:45 PM ET
Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00-10:15 AM ET
Friday, March 5, 2021
3:00-4:15 PM 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.
None scheduled at this time.
EndNote Classes at Harvard
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.