Citation Management

Guides for Citing Sources

Have a question about citing sources or citation styles? Ask a Librarian.

Citation Tools


ZoteroBib is a free service that helps you build a bibliography or make citations instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.

Citation Management Software

What is citation management software?

Citation management tools allow a user to organize and retrieve information, such as citations for books, articles, and Web sites, by interfacing with library databases. The citation manager then works with word-processing software to insert properly formatted footnotes or citations into a paper and create a properly formatted bibliography.

Which citation management programs are used at Cornell?

Individuals at Cornell use a variety of programs. The Cornell University Library currently supports

For help choosing a citation manager, contact us!






  • EndNote is citation management software produced by Clarivate. A free 30-day trial is available through EndNote. The software can be purchased at the Campus Store.
  • Two Cornell colleges offer their communities free access to Endnote via site license:  Human Ecology (under Software) and Agriculture & Life Sciences.
  • EndNote campus/zoom workshops
  • Self-guided instruction in the form of tutorials, FAQs, & videos are available through Endnote and Mann Library's asynchronous workshop
  • Note--to increase success with Endnote's "Find Full Text" feature, add Cornell's OpenURL in preferences:
  • For individual help with Endnote from a Cornell librarian, please contact us.