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Citation Managers: Home

A guide to citation managers which are used to collect, organize and cite references.

Learn more about the citation managers that you have access to at MCW.


RefWorksMCW Libraries provides access to RefWorks for students, staff and faculty at MCW, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert. 

View the RefWorks guide to learn more about using, installing, and trouble shooting RefWorks. 

Please note that we are currently running two RefWorks platforms. The current (legacy) platform is expected to retire in 2018. We are in the process of testing out the new RefWorks platform. Learn more!


EndNoteMCW Libraries does not have a subscription to EndNote, however a license for the desktop version of EndNote may be purchased from the Research Computing Center.

View the EndNote guide to find links to EndNote training, technical support, and learn how to configure your EndNote account to access the full-text of articles.

MCW Libraries can provide a limited amount of training for this product. 

Citation Manager Comparisons

RefWorks and EndNote are not your only options for citation managers. There are free programs such as Zotero and Mendeley, and subscription programs like Papers

To learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of these products, consult the following comparison charts:

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