Citation management tools collect, manage, and assist in the creation of accurate citations for your research sources. They are generally quite easy to use, integrate with your web browser--where you do your work--and best of all, are FREE!
Some professors may have a preference as to which citation management tool they use and may suggest one over another. But, it's often simply a case of personal preference as to which interface you prefer.
Below you will find links to RIT Library infoguides that provide abundant information about setting up and using four of these citation management tools.
You can register from off campus if you set up your account through Web of Science. PLEASE NOTE that EndNote will not recognize your RIT institutional login and is not currently compatible with RIT's single sign-on utility.
Once you have registered and logged in:
From the banner menu in EndNote, click on "Downloads." You will be able to download several utilities to your personal computer that will help you use EndNote most effectively.
EndNote Click requires a free registration to use; it does not integrate with your existing RIT username and password. If you use EndNote Online, you can use the same account to access EndNote Click.