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Urban Studies and Planning

Citation Managers

Citation managers such as Zotero and EndNote can help you keep track of sources and make the writing and citing process easier.

Citation managers help:

  • Create a database of citations to books, articles, and other resources used for your paper
  • Organize citations by adding notes and tags
  • Create in-text citations and bibliographies in all the major citation styles


Get Zotero

Zotero is a tool that collects, manages, and cites research sources. Zotero is available on the PCs in the Information Commons, as well as the Libraries' lending laptops, and you can download it for free at their website.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

To get started using Zotero, check out their documentation page.


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EndNote helps users location, organize, and store bibliographic data.  Users can create bibliographies for curricula vitae, manuscripts, grant proposals, term papers, and other publications.

EndNote Online is available to University at Albany students, faculty, and staff through the Web of Science. Details below.

Visit the EndNote site for videos on how to use EndNote.