Unless otherwise noted, these guides are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License attributable to the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University. Image and Icon Attributions: Icons8, licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0; WebFont Medical Icons Project, designed by Hablamos Juntos; Font Awesome 4.7
Citation management tools (also called reference management software) help you:
The Welch Medical Library offers classes on how to use RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.
Because Johns Hopkins has a site license for RefWorks, your access to this tool is free and only requires your JHED ID and password.
EndNote can be purchased through the Johns Hopkins IT Software Catalog. Student discounts are also available through EndNote.
View the citation manager comparison chart to evaluate the features, flexibility, and accessibility of each option. Depending on your goals, one of these tools may be a better fit for your needs.
RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero each come with their own set of strengths and weaknesses, but these four tools offer the same basic features, such as:
If you need additional help selecting a citation management program or getting started using one, contact the informationist who serves your department.