Citation Tools

To find out which tool may be appropriate for you, see the Research Guide for Citation Management Tools @ Hunter.


Zotero logo Zotero
Zotero is an open-source citation manager available in a browser or desktop version for Mac, Windows and Linux. It's a good option for collaboration and group work in the classroom. Documentation and screencasts can be found here.


 RefWorks logo RefWorks

RefWorks has full-text management and collaboration features with an improved user experience over the legacy version. In addition to dozens of bibliographic output formats, you can install custom output styles as well as create new bibliography items from scratch.

*As of June 30, 2023, legacy RefWorks will no longer be available. Before then, you will need to import any legacy references you want to keep.  See Upgrading from Legacy RefWorks to RefWorks and scroll down to  'Importing Legacy References from Within RefWorks.'

Both versions are available to Hunter students (group code: rwhuntc)

Write-N-Cite is a plugin that allows you to run an abbreviated version of RefWorks in Microsoft Word.


EndNote logo EndNote
This tool is both an installable, desktop version as well as a companion web page. You can search several databases within EndNote.

Download EndNote

EndNote training material can be found here.


Mendeley logo Mendeley
Mendeley provides a variety of features including the ability to read and annotate pdfs within software, collect and organize pdfs, share your papers' notes, and discover new papers, people to collaborate with and groups.



See the Research Toolkit for more information, including How do I use sources in my paper?