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Biology 100: Citation Managers

Subject Guide

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Subjects: Geology, Life Sciences

What Citation Style Should You Use?

There are a number of citation styles used by life science journals. The Council of Science Editors name-year sequence is common, so this is a good generic science style to use for your research papers.

For a good overview of APA style, see the Purdue Online Writing Lab or Research & Documentation Online. For more detailed information on APA style, check out the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is the web-accessible version of the desktop EndNote program.  You can use it on its own or in coordination with the desktop version. 

EndNote Overview Video

EndNote Information

EndNote Training


RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service that allows you to build bibliographies and manage citations. 

RefWorks Overview Video

RefWorks Training


EndNote (desktop version)

EndNote 20 is a bibliographic management software package available for download through BYU's Office of Information Technology. This software is to be installed on computers for University purposes. It may also be installed on personal computers including laptops and home computers.

To download, go to OIT Software Distribution and click on 'Clarivate EndNote 20' link. Click on 'Download Now' and follow the installation instructions.

EndNote Information

EndNote Training

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Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Mendeley Overview Video

Mendeley Information

Mendeley Training


Zotero is a free, open-source research tool that helps you collect, organize, and analyze research and share it in a variety of ways. 

Zotero Overview Video

Zotero Training