News from the Research Commons

February 2, 2017

Q&A: Citation Managers


I am starting to collect information for my thesis and I am looking for a way to keep everything organized and in safe place. I think that a citation manager might help, but I don’t really know how to get started. Can you offer any guidance?


A citation manager will make thesis-writing easier! It will allow you to easily collect, store, and organize your citations while you prepare to write. It also works with a variety of word processors to integrate your citations into a document and generate a bibliography. We support four different citation managers at UW: Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, and EndNote Basic. Make an appointment today with the citation team.

-From Alex Pantazes, Research Commons Graduate Assistant, Citation Management