Having an effective strategy to manage your research is essential. You can use a citation management tool to organize citations to sources, collect digital files such as full text PDFs, and cite sources automatically when writing papers.
The library provides support for two citation managers: RefWorks, a subscription tool paid for by the university, and Zotero, a free open source tool. Which one you use is a matter of personal preference. You can export your library from one citation management tool to another.
The slide deck below covers the major features of citation managers and some differences between RefWorks and Zotero. For more details about the two tools, see slides 14-16 of the presentation.
Questions about managing your citations?
The library offers regular workshops on citation management. See our calendar for upcoming sessions.
You can always contact the UConn Library's citation management specialist for individual assistance as well as to arrange workshops for your lab, cohort, class, or other specialized group.
Legacy RefWorks is the original RefWorks product. It is no longer in development, so new features are not being added, and it has become increasingly less stable in its integration with Microsoft Word. Unless you have a current Legacy RefWorks account, or your research team or lab currently uses Legacy RefWorks, we recommend you create one in the current RefWorks interface instead. If you do need to create a Legacy RefWorks account, please visit the link below.
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