Citation management tools allow you to store and organize citations and files, as well as to create bibliographies formatted in major citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.). More information on citation styles can be obtained from our Citation Guide.
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by the FSU Libraries for all Florida State University faculty, students, and staff that allows you to:
- Import references directly from online databases such as MEDLINE, PsycINFO, ERIC, etc.
- Store and organize references and files, such as images or full-text articles
- Create correctly-formatted bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, etc.)
- Cite references inside Word documents and generate a correctly formatted bibliography as you write
- Export collections of references to other bibliographic software (such as EndNote)
Information for Off-Campus Users:
If you are off campus and asked for a Group Code, it is "RWFlorStateU"
You must have a recognized FSU IP address to set up your RefWorks account. Use the off-campus link in the upper right hand corner of this page to get a FSU IP address from off campus. Once your account is set up, you will be sent an access code which you can use to log in from off campus. After you have set up an account, you do NOT need to use the off-campus access to get access to your Refworks account.
If you do log into the off-campus access before logging into Refworks, you may receive an error message. If you need to use the databases and Refworks at the same time, we recommend that you log into your Refworks account FIRST, then log into the off-campus access to access the databases. RefWorks Resources and Information.
Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that works as a browser plugin and also as a stand alone application on your computer. Zotero's browser plugins can automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogues, databases and more. It also allows you to save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records you create. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. Zotero keeps your library synced in the cloud, so you can access it from any computer, or mobile device.
EndNote is bibliographic software that is available for purchase and installation on your computer. It will allow you to save and organize references, images, and other files and to create formatted bibliographies. EndNote Web is a component of EndNote that is available through the FSU Libraries. With EndNote Web, you can collect and organize references, format a bibliography, collaborate with others, and export references to an EndNote account.