Answered By: KRS Archive
Last Updated: May 11, 2020     Views: 651

Reference management tools allow you to gather, manage, store, and share research.  They also work with Microsoft Word to help you create in-text citations and easy bibliographies in a variety of different citation styles. 

AHS currently supports three citation management programs:

1) Mendeley [preferred option] is a free desktop-based tool, suitable for individual research or for teams.  Information is available at  Requests for Mendeley can be made through the IT portal. KRS offers support and education.

2) Zotero [permitted option] is another free desktop-based tool, suitable for individual research or for teams. Information is available at  Requests for Zotero can be made through the IT portal. 

3) EndNote [permitted option, approval required] is a desktop-based licensed product and is available to select groups/individuals in AHS with supporting business case, where Mendeley or Zotero does not meet the business needs. Requests for this application can be made through the IT portal.

For more information and additional considerations, see Choosing a Reference Manager.

Note to current RefWorks users:

KRS will be discontinuing RefWorks as of July 31, 2020.  We are encouraging clients to switch over to the reference management program Mendeley as a comparable alternative. Please visit our migration guide for details and instructions to help you make this transition, along with frequently asked questions.

If you would like to know more about citation management software, visit your KRS site, or email us at



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