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Respiratory Care: Introduction to Research: Citation Management

An Introduction to research practice for respiratory care students.

Reference management software

Citation management (or reference management) software can help you organize and keep track of your references. 


  • Organize citations and PDFs
  • Easily create in-text citations and bibliographies
  • Share citations with others

There are many free citation management programs. We recommend Zotero or Mendeley



Zotero is an application that collects, managers, and cites research sources. It works in any OS, connects with your browser, and is free to use.

You can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.