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Nursing Resources: Citation Managers

The Nursing Resources guide is designed for nurses interested in research, updating best practices, and increasing professional knowledge. This guide contains many nursing specific resources, including databases, e-books, and e-journals


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

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



Zotero is an open source citation manager, and there is no cost to using it.  

View the Zotero guide to learn more about installing the software, technical support. and configuring your Zotero Library to access articles through MCW Libraries subscriptions. 



Mendeley is a free citation manager, 

View the Mendeley guide to learn more about installing the software and find links to technical support.

Citation Manager Comparisons

These aren't your only options for citation managers; there are other free programs such as JabRef, and subscription programs like Papers

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

Citation Manager Features

This video highlights a few reasons why you might want to consider using citation managers in your scholarly research and writing. While the video features Mendeley, we also provides support and training for Zotero and EndNote.

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