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Pharmacy Subject Guide — Citation Management

AMA 11th Edition

In order to strengthen your thesis and produce a great paper or article, you need to provide evidence by including references. This is not only the ethical thing to do; it also helps you avoid plagiarism. The School of Pharmacy prefers American Medical Association 11th Edition for papers and projects. The following guide will help you effectively organize your references.

Avoiding Plagiarism


RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases and other various sources.


Zotero is a free citation manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles.

RefWorks vs Zotero

RefWorks Zotero
Subscription through UConn Library Free up to 300 MB
Web-based Web and desktop version
Does not automatically import PDF but can be added manually Automatically imports PDF if available
Save to RefWorks browser bookmark Save to Zotero browser extension (higher quality citations)
Annotate PDFs Beta PDF annotation
Direct export from databases Export via web translators
7000+ citation styles 8000+ citation styles