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There are many tools available to help you keep track of information when you do research and help you to properly format citations in a variety of styles (APA, MLA, etc.).


Mendeley Desktop organizes your research paper collection and citations. It automatically extracts references from documents and generates bibliographies. Mendeley Web lets you access your research paper library from anywhere, share documents in closed groups, and collaborate on research projects online. Integrates with word processing software.

Functions as a plug-in for Firefox. Easily save citations from library databases or the web by clicking on an icon in the address bar of your browser. Cite while you write capability with Microsoft Word (additional download).

Stand alone program for management and formatting of citations. Integrates well with Microsoft Word to produce citations while you write. Export citations from databases or use EndNote to search library databases. All UVM affiliates may download and use the software. EndNote is on most of the computers in the Reference Area.
Introduction to EndNote


If you have any questions about the research process, please don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance. You can reach a reference librarian at 656-2022 or by email. If you are in the Library, ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. The librarians are here to help you with your research and to answer any questions that you may have regarding our resources and how to use them.

We also have created several tutorials to help you get started. Check them out here: Tutorials & Tips.


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Christie Silkotch
Bailey/Howe Library
538 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-8130