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Citation Management: Overview

A citation...

- describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item

- gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism

- enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to

- includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date

Citation management software helps you to store, organize, and output your citations in the format you prefer.


Popular Citation Management Software options:


Free for everyone everywhere:

No cost for UF users:

Purchase Required:


For detailed comparisons of Citation Management Software features see Wikipedia's "Comparison of reference management software" page.

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