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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

REU Guide to Library Resources: Managing References

Research Guide for students in the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at UC Berkeley

Citation Managers

Reference managers (also called citation managers or bibliographic management software) offer a way to save, organize and manage references. Many work with word processing software to format in-text citations and bibliographies for papers and theses, allow you to share references, and enable you to attach or link PDFs to a citation record. More on why and how to cite sources.

RefWorks  

  • RefWorks guide
  • How To Use RefWorks in 20 minutes - Youtube playlist
  • Free to UC Berkeley users
  • Web-based: use at any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word or Google Docs
  • Capture citation data from some PDFs
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references

Mendeley

  • Mendeley guide
  • Free software/web hybrid for PC, Mac, Linux
  • Use from a UCB IP address to join the UCB Group for 100GB storage and other upgrades
  • Format bibliographies in Word or LibreOffice; export to BibTeX or use Overleaf for LaTeX integration
  • 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 using Private Groups
  • Get notified of new and trending papers in your field and network with other researchers

Zotero

  • Zotero guide
  • Free (up to 300 MB web storage)
  • Sync Zotero to access your library from any computer with internet access
  • Format bibliographies in Word, OpenOffice, and Google Docs
  • Capture citation data from PDFs and web pages
  • Share and collaboratively edit lists of references