Citation Management

Many research databases, as well as the OSU and OhioLINK catalogs, allow you to output citations in a format that can be imported directly into bibliographic management software. Visit our Citation Management Tools Guide for more information on exporting citations and using these programs:

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IMPORTANT: ProQuest retired the Legacy RefWorks system on June 28, 2023. Please read our news article regarding this change.

  • RefWorks is a full-featured online research management, writing and collaboration tool you can use to collect, store, share and organize citations for multiple research papers and projects. You can use your RefWorks account to create bibliographies and manuscripts. RefWorks is available to all OSU students, faculty and staff, compliments of University Libraries.
  • Get help using RefWorks

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  • EndNote Web is a web-based reference organizer and collaboration tool that is available due to OSU Libraries subscription to the Web of Knowledge.  EndNote Web provides you with a 10,000 record library and can be used to collect and organize references, format bibliographies, and more.  Please note: EndNote Web is a companion product to EndNote Desktop (which is not provided by OSU) and has a limited set of features. 
  • Get help using EndNote Web

Help with Other Citation Management Tools