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Sound and the City: Citation Management at PU

What is a Citation?

What is a citation? A citation....

  • describes a book, journal article, website, or other published item
  • gives credit to the originator of an idea, thus preventing plagiarism
  • enables the reader to retrieve the item you refer to
  • includes the author, title, source (publisher and place of publication or URL), and date

A citation manager is a tool which helps you to store, organize and output your citations in the format you prefer.

Options for Citation Management

Here is a summary - see guides for detail

Refworks (see guide)
Easy-to-use web-based product available to all Princeton users ( RefWorks allows you to import references from Princeton's Main Catalog and many electronic databases to which Princeton subscribes. You can conveniently compile a list of sources you intend to read--as you identify them--and save the list online.

Endnote (see guide)
The leader among bibliographic managment applications. Robust, locally installed (rather than web-based) application which can handled the most complex of scenarios but has a steep learning curve. Software and updates can be purchased at a discount from OIT's Princeton Software Repository.