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Writing & Publication: Bibliographic Tools/Reference Management

The Health Sciences Library and The University of Alabama provide a number of resources to help you with writing, research, and references.

Managing Your Sources

RefWorks online (available on campus, off-campus access with BAMA ID)
RefWorks is a web-based tool available for all University of Alabama students, faculty, staff, and alumni to use. Save citations, organize and share your research, and create bibliographies - all for free!
EndNote (available on campus, off-campus access with BAMA ID)
EndNote is citation management software that allows users to create customized libraries of references, automatically create citations and bibliography matching the requirements of the selected journal or style manual, sync and share references, and more. In addition to installing EndNote on personal or University machines, users can also access EndNote anywhere using EndNote online.

Zotero (free, open source for organizing references)
Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. 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 indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes.

Mendeley (free source for organizing references)
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.