ENGE 2984: Engineering Success: Organizing & Managing

Citation Managers

Virginia Tech Libraries supports three different citation managers:

Each of these tools can be helpful, depending on what type of project you're working on.  View this citation manager comparison chart from the University of Wisconsin-Madison for help deciding which tool to use:

Citation Manager Comparison Chart

If you have questions about using these tools, don't hesitate to contact your librarian!

Managing Your Research

As you conduct research throughout your time as a Virginia Tech student, and beyond, you'll need a system for organizing and managing the articles, books, data, and other resources that you use.  Fortunately, there are now tools that can help you do this.  Most of these tools will also tie into your word processor (e.g., Microsoft Word) in order to generate citations and full bibliographies for you.  

Check out the video below to get an idea about how these tools can work for you!  Although the video says that Zotero, one of the citation management tools that I'm recommending to you, works with Firefox, it actually works with ALL browsers.  

Engineering Education Librarian