BU STH doctoral students are strongly encouraged to use free citation managers like Zotero or Mendeley to organize their citations and their research.
What are citation managers?
Citation managers gather citation data (title, author, publisher, date, etc.) from our library catalog and databases. You can organize these citations in folders by class, project, etc. and with keyword tags. Both Zotero and Mendeley have Microsoft Word integration that allow you to easily generate footnote citations and a bibliography at the end of your papers in the proper citation format. This saves you time and energy! They both also store .pdf and .doc files now within a free storage cloud. This allows you to keep article scans and book notes with your citations, streamlining your research in one place.
Where can I get Zotero or Mendeley?
Video: Citation Managers (with Zotero)
Zotero Pro Tips
After years of helping doctoral students navigate Zotero, Stacey Duran (our Instruction & Collection Development Librarian, also your Personal Librarian in the DMin Program) has created a list of Zotero hacks that can help advanced users (who might feel they are already "Zotero Pros") to max out their "thesis-writing and citing" efficiency.