Citation Managers

Citation management applications allow you to collect and organize your citations on the web or on your own computer.  Using the application you can automatically create bibliographies in major styles, such as APA or MLA, and then export them as several document types (including Word, RTF, HTML, etc.).  Some work directly with word processors (MS Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, BibTeX) to format in-text citations and generate a reference list.

The SDSU Library recommends EndNote or Zotero for most users.  We also recommend Zotero for some users.  The Comparison Table for EndNote Web, Mendeley & Zotero can help you decide.

Research assistance

Carolyn Baber
EndNote Basic, Mendeley, Zotero
Office: Library Addition 1101A
Phone: (619) 594-6990
cbaber AT mail DOT sdsu DOT edu
Kathryn Houk
EndNote Basic, Mendeley
Office: Library Addition 1101D
Phone: (619) 594-1530
khouk AT mail DOT sdsu DOT edu
Reference Desk
General Research Assistance
Location: 1st Floor Library Addition
Phone: (619) 594-6728
eref AT rohan DOT sdsu DOT edu