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Engineering Guide to Research

A guide to conducting research in engineering including finding sources such as journal articles, academic books, standards, and patents.

What is a citation manager?

A citation manager is a tool that can help you organize the different sources (books, journal articles, websites, etc.) that you work with, and automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies for you.

With a citation manager, you can:

  • Save detailed citation information and PDFs associated with sources
  • Organize all your sources in one place
  • Generate in-text citations and bibliographies in thousands of citation styles
  • Share source information with your collaborators
  • Reduce the time you spend on citation

Which citation manager should I use?

There are a number of different citation management tools available. Here are a few popular, free options:

For more information about each of these tools, including setup instructions for each, visit the Citation Management Software guide.

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