Collecting and organizing citations can be one of the more frustrating tasks of research. Citation management software can help you save time by:
U of T subscribes to RefWorks, a database that lets you add references from the library catalogue and article databases. RefWorks also works with Microsoft Word to allow you to format your in-text citations and reference list more easily.
You can also use a number of free citation management services, such as Zotero. Wikipedia offers a comparison of various free and fee services to help you find one that meets your needs. A comparison of citation management software supported by U of T is also available.
No citation management software is perfect! For example, it's easier to add books from the library catalogue to RefWorks, but it's easier to add blogs or websites to Zotero - and no software can tell you how and when to cite your sources. However, citation management software can save you valuable time formatting and organizing your research.
There are several online guides for CSE. (They are all essentially the same. Use the one you like best.) Ask for further assistance in the Writing Centre.
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