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A guide to finding and managing nursing information for teaching, research and evidence-based nursing practice.

Citation Management

EndNote and Zotero are the two popular citation management tools that I would recommend for UCSF nursing students to use. Citation management tools can help you organize your personal library of journal articles/books/websites/grey literature, generate in-text citations, and create a reference list in any style of your choice. For nursing students at UCSF, you will use APA the 7th edi. 

Which Reference Management tool is right for me?

Zotero: an easy-to-use reference management tool to help you manage your references (Recommended for DNP and Master students)


Zotero - an easy-to-use reference management tool

Zotero can help you save a great deal of time when you are writing a paper.

What can Zotero do for you while you are writing a paper in APA 7th ed style?

1. create your personal database to store articles from various resources (databases, web sites or government documents, etc.)

2. insert in-text citation in APA 7th ed style while you write a paper

3. create a reference list in APA 7th ed style 

EndNote (Recommended for PhD students, researchers and faculty)



UCSF affiliates can buy a discounted copy of the desktop version from OnTheHub.

APA Style Guides