Citation management (aka reference management) tools enable you to:
Import citations from databases, catalogs, PDFs. etc, often through a browser plug-in
Store and organize references and/or PDFs in either a desktop or online account
Find duplicate citations; add notes or annotate your citations
Create bibliographies and in-text citations using different citation styles
Share your digital library and collaborate with colleagues
With so many different types of citation managers, how do you decide which one is right for you? Below you will find a comparison between several citation management tools. If you would like more information on which one to use for your project, contact us via the Ask Us service.
Note: UVa'sRefWorks subscription expires on August 31, 2019. It is no longer possible to create new RefWorks accounts as of 2/25/19. Existing accounts will remain accessible until the end of the subscription, but no longer (individual subscriptions are not available).
You must export your citations to another citation manager. Library staff are available to answer your questions about transitioning to any of the recommended alternatives below. Please contact us via the Ask Us service link at left.
Bibliographic management and PDF management (ability to create a citation from PDF)
Easy linking to full text from citations
Additional assistance in choosing a citation manager is available to UVA Health System faculty, staff, and students. Just Ask Us via the link at left - we are happy to provide help via email, phone, or in-person.