Citation software

I have used EndNote for many years. Some other popular citation applications I know are:

  • citeulike – a free service for managing and discovering scholarly references.
  • Mendeley – a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
  • RefWorks – an online research management, writing and collaboration tool.
  • Reference Manager – is most commonly used by people who want to share a central database of references and need to have multiple users adding and editing records at the same time. (Windows only)
  • Zotero – a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Today I came across a couple of free citation applications and feel it’s good to add a list of free citation tools into this blog.

  • BibMe – a free citation generator developed at Carnegie Mellon University, for APA, MLA, Chicago and Turabian styles.
  • BibTeX is a free tool for formatting lists of references, typically used together with the LaTeX document preparation system.
  • Citavi Free – no charge for up to 100 references.
  • Citethisforme – it is free and automatically formats your bibliographies and works cited correctly, for APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard styles.
  • cite2write – helps you learn how to reference properly.
  • Easybib – a free automatic bibliography and citation maker, for MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.
  • Essay Writer’s Harvard Referencing Generator is a free tool available to anyone who needs guidance on the proper format of Harvard style references.
  • Harvard Generator is a free tool that allows you to quickly and easily format references and sources in the correct Harvard Referencing Format.
  • JabRef – an open source bibliography reference manager. It supports the LaTeX bibliography style database initiative to build a searchable database of BibTeX style files, organized by journal names.
  • KnightCite – is free web-based citation maker, maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College, for MLA, APA and Chicago styles.
  • OttoBib – it’s free and easy, for MLA, APA, Chicago,Turabian, BibTeX and Wikipedia styles.
  • refbase – a web-based, multiple users interface for managing scientific literature & citations in various formats (Open Source GPL).
  • ScotchBib – automatic Harvard referencing generator maintained by Scotch College.

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