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Citation Management and Writing Tools: Home

A guide describing software to help with citation management, writing, and other parts of the research process.

Citation Management and Writing Tools

Researching and writing? We can help you:

We are unable to help with formatting papers/citations or determining when to cite something. See our Citing Sources Guide for resources to use while writing your paper.

News and Updates

Annotation Tools in Zotero 6.0

  • Zotero 6.0 now includes PDF annotation tools and the ability to extract annotations as notes in your Zotero library. See the Zotero blog post about this features and the documentation.

Unlimited storage for Zotero accounts

  • The Libraries were recently able to purchase a Zotero subscription which provide all MIT users with unlimited storage. The increased storage will be automatically applied if you have a email address affiliated with your account. To add an email address, log into your Zotero account.

Two-factor authentication issues with Mendeley Reference Manager

  • The Desktop version of Mendeley Reference Manager does not currently support two factor authentication. While you can sign into your online account using your MIT kerberos, you will need a separate password to sign into the desktop software. Use the "forgot password" option at or contact Mendeley support if you need a password.

Issues installing Mendeley Word plugin

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