Citation Tools: Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero

Citation tools enable you to:

  • build and store personalized collections of references
  • organize and manage these citations within folders
  • build bibliographies
  • automatically format and insert citations in papers you're writing

Help & Training


  • Is the industry standard for citation management tools
  • Is used by millions of researchers to search online bibliographic databases, organize references and related files, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly
  • Is free to University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, and can be downloaded at from Pitt IT Software Services


  • Is a citation management tool that offers all the basic citation management tool features
  • Enables social networking with other researchers
  • Has a searchable crowd-sourced database approaching 100 million documents
  • Is freely available at


  • Is open source and freely available at
  • Connects with your browser to save sources with one click
  • Works on Mac, Windows, and Linux OS