Citation Managers and Citation Information
Reference Management tools help you organize and cite references for your research. The tools
listed are either free or provided through the library. They can help you pull and save
references from online sources such as eBooks or databases (like PubMed) and then create the
citation (footnote, bibliography) in a wide variety of different style guides, using your favorite
word processing program. We have linked our libguides for each tool below for more information and instructional videos.
is a free, easy-to-use tool that helps you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share your
research. It is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and iOS. To use Zotero, go to Zotero Account Registration, and
create a free account, and then download the Zotero app to your computer. You do not need
to use your OU email or password to access Zotero. It is also available on our study room
Just need a quick bibliography? You can use ZoteroBib to add citations quickly online without an account.
is a free reference manager that can help you store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data.
EndNote is a similar tool designed to save and organize references from databases like
PubMed, retrieve articles automatically for those references, and then generate formatted
bibliographies in thousands of different styles. The full version is installed on the iMacs in the
Collaborative Study room and on a MacBook that may be checked out from the Medical Library
office for up to two weeks. A free version is available online with less features.
allows you to create a personal list of references and to format your bibliography in any citation style. It is currently offered through Kresge Library for all OU students
but will only be available through June of 2023.
Citing with AMA Style