Citation managers can be free and online, embedded in databases, paid subscriptions to services, or software.
It is ultimately your responsibility to be sure that the citations are correct and accurate. Always double check the citation. If in doubt, always refer back to the print version of the style manual that you are using
Citation management software allows you to store citations that you either import from databases and library catalogs or enter manually. These management systems also let you edit and modify the citations to add more data or attach documents and other files. You can organize your citations by project, class, or any variety of ways.
The library currently supports:
RefWorks is a citation management software that allows WMU students and faculty to import citations directly from WMU's Library Search and most databases. You can create and manage your own bibliographies. Use with Microsoft Word to cite and format references in a variety of writing styles. You'll have to sign up for an account the first time you use RefWorks. An excellent tutorial is available in RefWorks under Help.
Or you may try these other free options:
EasyBib is a free citation management software that works easily with WMU's Library Search. More limited than other options listed on this page.
Mendeley is a robust and free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. You can easily import citations from WMU Library Search and most databases.
Proquest Flow Organize, cite, and share research documents and references. Use your WMU email address to get an academic account.
Zotero is a free, open-source research management tool that is a Firefox add on. It lets you collect, manage, and cite research resources. Please note that there are known issues with the desktop version of Zotero when trying to imort/export citation files (RIS) from Library Search.