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Help finding citation management tools and quick citation helpers. This guide links to many popular citation tools and to more detailed help on the major ones.

Citation Quick Links

Quick links to jump to the web site of each program:

MSU Library Citation Guides


More extensive guides from Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL):

Choosing a Citation Tool

Citation tools help you

Citation Tool Logos

  • Format citations
  • Create bibliographies
  • Import citations from databases & websites
  • Make notes when you read articles
  • Store & organize PDFs, screenshots, & other files for your research

Which ones should I use?

Citation Helpers

  • Quick formatting and lookup
  • Best for only a few citations (<20 citations)
  • Tools like EasyBib, BibMe, MS Word Citations 

Citation Managers 

  • Best for more extensive citation management
  • 20+ references
  • Manage PDFs as well
  • Integrate into MS Word
  • Software like EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley

Subject Guide

Greg Notess
Montana State University Library 117B


List of other unevaluated citation management tools and helpers