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Reference Management: Reference Management Tools

Using a reference management tool enables you to import references from online databases, organize your research, and automatically format papers and bibliographies.


Did you know that your librarians are available to meet with you to introduce you to EndNote, Mendeley, or Zotero? We're happy to help you download the software of your choice and show you the reference management ropes! Simply complete the email form at the bottom of this page and you'll be contacted by a librarian to schedule your personalized training.

What is a reference management tool?

Reference management tools allow you to collect, organize, and store bibliographic information about source material such as journal articles, books, reports, and multimedia. A reference management tool also makes creating and formatting bibliographies and in-text citations easy.

EndNote @ Levy Library


Search, organize and share your research.  Create bibliographies while writing your paper.  Import, search and annotate PDFs and automatically update records.  Whether you're on your desktop, online, or iPad, EndNote's syncing capabilities let you access all of your references, attachments, and groups from any location.

  • Search hundreds of online resources for references and PDFs
  • Find full text in one click
  • Import records from PubMed with the new direct export format
  • Share groups with references
  • Format references for any project
  • Search and annotate PDFs
  • Create uniform citations and footnotes


EndNote is installed on Levy Library computers for all to use. Or, purchase a personal copy for a considerably reduced price by contacting the Academic Support Center using the EndNote Software Request Form available via the "Purchase a personal copy of EndNote" link below.