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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min): Use Citation Tools

This guide is designed for students in the D.Min. program.This page has basic tips about using Duke Library resources. Use the tabs to navigate to course-specific resources.

Citation Tools Overview

Citation tools, also called bibliographic management tools, help you organize, manage and format citations for your research. This chart provides an overview of three of the major citation tools.

  RefWorks EndNote/EndNote Web Zotero

Cost + registration

Free for Duke users: Create an account

Free for Duke users: Download

Free: Download
Access Web-based Not web-based; access on any computer with EndNote installed Web-based (Zotero resides in your Firefox web browser)
Most useful for... Collaborative projects, term papers, coursework Complex research projects, dissertations, lengthy tomes Web research
 Sharing RefShare allows users to share read-only references with other users Best for single users or a single shared computer workstation in a lab or office Best for single users; Zotero 1.5 (beta) allows you to sync references on multiple computers
Bibliographic styles 3000+ 3600+ 15+*

Tutorials and webinars

Tutorials and classes Help docs and support
PC + Mac compatability Web-based; operating system-independent Versions available for both MAC and PC Web-based; operating system-independent

* Zotero provides most of the major citation styles: Chicago, MLA, APA and hundreds of user-created citation styles

More Info

A favorite among graduate students. Desktop-based citation management software.

Web-based citation management system available through Duke.

Free reference manager that works within your web browser. It pulls citation information from webpages and some PDFs.

Free PDF and reference manager. Read, annotate, organize, and collaborate on research projects with others using Mendeley.