Answered By: Carla Lillvik
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2016     Views: 4488

The good news is that all four major citation management tools have features that allow you to:

  • Create a searchable database of your references
  • Manage PDFs
  • Take searchable notes
  • Create reference lists in APA and other formats and integrate with word processors to format in-text citations and footnotes
  • Collaborate with other researchers

All the tools are compatible, so you can move data from one tool to another.

So how do you choose? Take a look at Comparing Citation Tools: What to Consider for an overview of the tools. Research Management and Citation Tools @ Harvard lists current trainings offered.

Still have questions? Contact us and we'll help match you with the right tool for your research.

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