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Reference Management Tools for Academic Writing

A Comprehensive Guide for EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero

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Group References into Folders

Using folders help you to organize references effectively. References added to or deleted from folder will not affect the master record in “My Library”.

Sort, Search and De-duplicate References

You can sort references by clicking the corresponding column headings.  

Zotero provides "Simple Search" and "Advance Search" features for you to locate your references.

All the duplicate items are grouped in the following folder:

Attach File(s)

You can attach files to your references with the following steps:

Sync with Online Library

To work with your references anytime, anywhere, you can synchronize your references with Zotero's online library ( This is also an effective way to back-up your references.

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