Citation Tools

Citation and Research Management tools help you collect, organize and store your resources during the research process and then produce bibliographies in thousands of different citation styles. 


Citation tools, also called research management tools, are software programs that help you organize your research and keep track of your references. They also make it easy to add citations into the documents you're working on and automatically generate bibliographies in pretty much any citation style.


Harvard Library primarily supports the use of Zotero, EndNote, and Overleaf Pro +. Check the links for our guidance on each. Some science and medical librarians also support the use of SciWheel (formerly Faculty of 1000).


We offer classes on using Zotero, generally during the first half of the fall and spring semesters; these are available via the tool guides above or on the Harvard Library Events Calendar. For help at other times, submit a question via the Citation Tools Help form.

We're also available to visit classes for citation tool instruction; just ask on the Help form above, submit a request via Ask a Librarian, or contact your favorite librarian.


Did you come here looking for information about (the site that creates permanent links for your cited sources?) Please check our FAQ.

Did you come here looking for information about Citation styles? We have a Citation Styles Research Guide.



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