The information below helps you capture and manage citations and references for your research papers and theses and for assembling your own bibliographies. Please see other helpful guides also in the Citation Style Guide.
Citation Management Tools
For help choosing:See comparison chart For help using:See schedule of RefWorks, EndNote, and Zotero classes (coded in pink)
A free download that works with your web browser. There are two options: Zotero for Firefox is a Firefox-specific extension that offers the full range of functionality. Zotero Standalone -- a separate browser-independent application that can be used with Chrome, Safari, or Opera -- offers slightly less functionality than the Firefox extension.
NYU purchases a campus-wide subscription to this web-based service that covers all members of the NYU community. Because RefWorks is web-based, you can use it from any Internet-connected computer/device on campus or off.
NYU has a campus-wide license to this software, which you download (at no cost to you) to your laptop or desktop computer. The software includes a less developed web-based component called EndNoteWeb, which can be used to sync across multiple personal computers.
Mendeley is a free citation manager with editing functionality in both a web-based and a desktop application. There is also a browser plug-in (compatible with most major browsers) for saving citation information from websites.