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Ed.D. Library Resources: Citation Management
& Organization Tools

Your guide to the most pertinent library resources for doctoral students



No citation maker is perfect. These tools will help you organize, keep notes, and create rough APA citations.

You always need to proofread and edit references created by citation managers to make sure the references follow APA format requirements.

Citation Manager

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Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically synchronizes your data across as many devices as you choose. Whether you need to create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, or bibliographies, Zotero will do all the dirty work for you, leaving you free to focus on your writing.

Citation Manager

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

Citation Manger

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Create bibliographies with our range of citation styles. Save your citations to create bibliographies on any computer. Share and collaborate with groups.


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Free download for Windows, Mac, and tablets. Capture thoughts, ideas, and to-dos and sync them to all your devices. Store and share your notebooks on OneDrive with your free Microsoft account.

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