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Reference Managers

Reference management software, citation management software, or bibliographic management software is software for scholars and authors to use for recording and utilising bibliographic citations (references) as well as managing project references either as a company or an individual.Once a citation has been recorded, it can be used time and again in generating bibliographies, such as lists of references in scholarly books, articles and essays. The development of reference management packages has been driven by the rapid expansion of scientific literature.

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Clarivate Analytics.

Mendeley is a free reference management tool and academic social network that allows you to manage your references. It also helps you discover new trends and statistics in your research area and to connect and collaborate with other researchers.


Zotero is a free open source tool that you can use to collect, organise, manage, cite and share research sources.

BibMe Citation Machine Citefast
Citelighter Ottobib EasyBib