Research Tools

Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, , EndNote (Desktop and Web versions) are five common citation management tools for students and faculty members. These citation management tools provide the four basic functions including Capture,Organize,Cite, and Share references. All these tools have almost similar features in capturing (adding) and citing functions, but the major differences are in organizing and sharing (collaboration) functions. For details visit the sites:


is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and research contacts. The website version was modeled after, the social networking music site; it incorporates social features into the academic process and allows users to share references with other users or groups, share new research, discover research trends, and get recommendations based on one's interests.

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