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The complete 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style, a reference guide to research and writing in history and the humanities. (Full-Text)
Citation Management Tools
What is Citation/Reference Management Software?
Citation/reference management software manages your references and citations and integrates with word processing applications (such as Microsoft Word) to create bibliographies and insert in-text citations directly into documents. Most citation/reference managers have other features that import and export files, facilitate note-taking and annotating documents, and create social groups for file sharing.
- Import references directly from databases, catalogs, and webpages, or creates references manually.
- Organize references into folders/collections/libraries.
- Allow the full text searching of references and attached documents
- Allow file attachment (e.g., PDFs, audio, HTML) and reference notation.
- Offer a wide variety of citation formats and styles
- Facilitate the sharing of reference libraries with others
- Free Online storage of references and attachments.
I recommend Zotero as a user-friendly, free, and open-source citation/reference manager. Zotero was created at the Center for History and New Media and is well-suited to gathering and organizing sources of all kinds for historical research.
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.
Setting Up and Using Zotero
This guide breaks down the set-up, installation, and basic use of Zotero into manageable steps.