These tools store and organize your sources and are best for large or long-term research projects.
RefWorks is a web-based program that will help organize your sources and prepare bibliographies. It is free to ISU students, faculty, and staff. Compatible with most web-browsers. Word processor plug-in, Write-N-Cite works with MS Word in Windows (2010, 2013, & 2016) and Mac (2011).The add-on RefWorks Citation Manager works with Word 2016 for Mac and Google Docs.
EndNote Online, free to to ISU students, faculty, and staff, is a web-based service similar to RefWorks. Compatible with most web-browsers. Word processor plug-in works with MS Word in Windows and Mac. The online platform can be paired with a desktop client you install on your computer, often referred to as just EndNote. ISU does not support the desktop version.
Zotero a free, open source software; that works in tandem with a stand-alone application and browser-based tool. It is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux 32-bit, & Linux 64-bit. Word processor plug-in works with MS Word, OpenOffice, and LibreOffice. Find out more from the Quick Start Guide.
Citavi Free allows for up to 100 references. Search for, manage, organize and cite sources. Available only for Windows.
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network owned by Elsevier. Features include automatic bibliography generation, online collaboration, and importing from other research software. The citation plug-in is compatible with Word (Windows & Mac) and LibreOffice.
Handy tools to quickly create a citation for one or two sources to copy & paste - without saving the information.
The APA Wizard and The MLA Wizard