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Understanding Citations

An image shows four boxes. Three boxes contain information about three citation management tools called Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote.
The fourth box lists similarities between the three citation management tools as follows: instantly import references, create bibliographies in a few clicks, hundreds of styles available, cite while you write, store PDFs, create custom notes and tags linked to your sources, offers both a desktop app and online edition that can be synced together
The information in the three other boxes can be found in text on separate pages in the side bar navigation. The tabs share the names of their respective citation management tool names that they describe.

 

Citation management tools are great for generating many references in a short period of time. It's strongly recommended that you use a citation management tool when you create bibliographies.

The visual above introduces the three most popular citation tools: Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. Though Endnote has a price, NJIT provides access to all students. Just keep in mind that you will lose access to your Endnote references upon graduation. And as the visual above demonstrates, there are more similarities than differences between the citation management tools, so you can't go wrong with any of them.

Navigate the side tabs to learn more about these citation management tools in detail.

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