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Tourism and Recreation: Citation Help

Managing your Research Materials

Keeping track of your sources is a vitally important part of research. Citation management softwares help you keep track of what articles, books, and journals you are reading, either for class, for research, or for fun. Managing your citations will come in handy when you are writing your bibliographies or when you are looking for an article you read two years ago and want to quote again.

UF provides access to a variety of citation management softwares, which you can compare using the Citation Management Library Guide.

Citation Managers

The first link for each will take you directly to the software and will open in a new tab. 

EndNote Basic | EndNote Basic Library Guide

Mendeley | Mendeley Library Guide

SciWheel | SciWheel Library Guide

Zotero | Zotero Library Guide

A Great Free Resource from Purdue University

For examples of the different citation styles and an overview of citing your references and creating footnotes, as well as many other writing-related resources, you can't go wrong with the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Take a look!

Anatomy of a citation

To cite your references you will need to keep track of the following information for all your resources. We recommend using a citation Management software.

Padilla, PB, & Nogales M (2009). Behavior of Kestrels Feeding on Frugivorious Lizards: Implications for Food Dispersal. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 872-877

  • Author(s)
  • Year
  • Article Title
  • Journal Title
  • Volume & Issue
  • Pages

Available Software

These are some of the most popular programs for managing citations and creating bibliographies:

Free at UF

EndNote Web


Free Anywhere



Commercial Software

Reference Manager



Refworks is a bibliographic managment software that is free for all UF faculty, staff and students.

Getting Started

Step 1: Go to RefWorks -

Step 2: Click on "Sign up for a new account"

Step 3: Fill in the form and you are ready to go

RefWorks Guide


EndNote Web

EndNote Web is a bibliographic managment software that is free for all UF faculty, staff and students.

Getting Started

Step 1: Go to EndNote Web -

Step 2: Click on "create an account" to create an account

Step 3: Log in and you are ready to go

EndNote Guide


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