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As you collect citations, data, full-text documents, multimedia, and other sources for your research, you'll need to manage that collection. The library offers several tools and services towards that end.

  • Citation management

    Citation management software allows students and researchers to keep a database of references to research sources like books, articles, dissertations, web pages, and much more. Once you add a reference to the database, you can search these references, insert the citations in documents like research papers or theses, and format bibliographics using various citation styles like APA, MLA, or Chicago. The Virginia Tech Libraries support EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley.
  • Shared document editing

    Whether you are sitting around the same table in the library or scattered across the country, group projects often require all participants to edit the same document. These tools allow synchronous or asynchronous editing. All tools listed here are free (in general or to Virginia Tech affiliates).