- RefWorks: RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and citation manager that allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases.
- EndNote: EndNote is a software tool that helps you organize their references, images and PDFs in any language,
and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Download and install the software from the Brown application server.
- Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero works right in your Firefox, Safari, or Chrome web browser and also has a standalone version.
- Citation Linker: If you have a citation in hand from a bibliography or reading list you can use the FIND IT! Citation Linker to find online full text and other FIND IT! services.
Workshops are offered on EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and a wide variety of other topics at training.brown.edu
Comparisons of EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero
For questions about the current capabilities of each product be sure to check the features listed on the product's website.
- Comparison of Bibliographic Software (MIT)
- Differences between Endnote, Refworks, Endnote Web and Zotero (NYU Health Sciences Library)
What is plagiarism?
The Brown Writing Center defines plagiarism as "appropriating another person's ideas or words (spoken or written) without attributing those word or ideas to their true source." Plagiarism is a violation of the Brown Academic Code. Plagiarism applies to the use of sources, lab work and assignments, creative work, exams, quizzes and tests.