Skills Earth Sciences

Citation managers

To help you correctly implement your citations, create good reference lists, and stimulate efficient workflow, a citation manager may be useful. Keep in mind to always check whether the information is correct and complete when importing them to the manager. A useful tip is to do this check directly after you imported a reference. This will save you a lot of work later on when you make the full reference list.

There are different citation managers, such as:

  • EndNote (licensed by UU)
  • Mendeley (free download available)
  • RefWorks (licensed by UU)
  • Zotero (open source)

See Introduction – Reference management – LibGuides at Utrecht University ( for more information on the different managers.