The Libraries provide two citation management software packages for the Marquette community, RefWorks and EndnoteWeb.
RefWorks and Endnote Web both have the following basic, common features:
Although the Libraries cannot provide support for other services, below are some other free, online services or software downloads. Because they usually have fewer features, these are often easier to learn to use than RefWorks and Endnote Web.
Direct importing/exporting: means that while you’re in a database such as ProQuest, you can send selected records/references directly to your citation management account (RefWorks or Endnote Web).
Indirect importing/exporting: means that when you’re in a database such as the Cambridge Companions, you must first save selected records into a file (usually a text, or .txt, file), and then from within the citation management system, you import that file.
Importing vs. exporting: This function often gets both names, depending on where you start from ... for example, inside a database (where it's usually called 'exporting'), or inside the citation management software (where it's called 'importing'). But the basic idea is the same: getting citations from a database into the citation software without rekeying them.