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Global Health Research: IB C195/ PH C117: Cite & Format

What are?

Reference managers allow you to download citations, collect articles share & manage references, PDFs, data, and documents. Some work with word processing to format citations and footnotes in papers and create bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Cite Your Sources & Manage Your Documents (pdfs)

EndNote (Mac, PC, web-based)
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  • Versions for download
    • EndNote Basic for online trial
    • EndNote Desktop for a free 30 day trial to get started. (start here)
    • EndNote iPad APP
  • UC System Purchase with Student/Academic price.
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Annotate PDFs
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within EndNote
  • Share lists of references with other EndNote users
  • See our EndNote Support page for tutorials and additional information
  • tips to enter your citations per index [Endnote X7 Exercise


Managing Your References and Evaluating Your Sources

Widely used citation managers:

  • Free to UC Berkeley users, create an account using the RefWorks New User.
  • Web-based: use with internet access
  • Works with Google Docs
  • Format bibliographies in Word
  • Import citations from RSS feeds
  • Use UC-eLinks to find the full text of articles from within RefWorks
  • Share lists of references or create a group account for co-editing
  • RefWorks guide
  • Mendeley Guide
  • Free (up to 2 GB web storage) software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Open Office
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for online access
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • From Elsevier
  • Zotero guide
  • Free (up to 300 MB web storage) browser extension
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word and OpenOffice
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references
  • Open source software from the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

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  • a typesetting language used for scientific document preparation.
  • LaTeX is a program that converts a plain text file into TeX.
  • BibTeX is a tool that can be used with LaTeX to create documents and bibliographies.
  • Tools are free to download.
  • The TeX Users Group (TUG) includes an FAQ, links to software.
  • Endnote has a BibTeX output style that will format your citations into TeX.

  • is low-cost software that allows you to search, retrieve, organize, and annotate article PDFs.
  • export references into citation management tools like EndNote to use the citation and bibliography formatting features.
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