The State Library previously offered classes and support for Zotero, a free reference management tool. The class is not being offered at this time and we cannot offer support for specific tools. If you have general questions about reference managers or would like help identifying an appropriate tool, please reach out to the librarian embedded at your agency.
A reference management tool, also known as a reference or citation manager, helps you keep your research organized by storing bibliographic information. Most tools also have features that link to a library's research databases as well as to word processing programs on your computer.
There are a variety of reference management tools on the market and each cater to different research and writing needs. Some of the most popular tools, like EndNote and Mendeley, have both free and paid versions while others, like the open-source tool Zotero, are entirely free.