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BIO 493 - Biology Senior Capstone

Key Resources for doing a Literature Review in Biology Senior Capstone

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can save time and frustration.  Zotero is an extremely useful and capable resource that also aids citation (and full-text article) organization.

There are other means of rendering citations such as PubMed, Medline, Google Scholar and

Citation generation is available in several ways: Google Scholar’s “Cite” and WorldCat Research Station’s “Cite/Export” are very useful.  Business Source Complete (like all of the EBSCOhost databases) provides citation creation. There are also tools like EasyBib available.

A citation management like Zotero can be useful in creating, organizing and presenting citations.

Google Scholar

  • Easy, quick, no-download-necessary citation creator
  • Search for your article by title
  • Use "Cite" link below publication information
  • Choose from the major styles


  • Search for your resource (e.g., book, article, report)
  • Click on item title
  • Find "Cite" link in upper right portion of record
  • Choose from several citation styles (including CSE - Council of Science Editors)


  • Easy, quick, free citation manager
  • Works with PC/Mac OS's & Firefox, Chrome, Safari browsers
  • Icon appears in browswer address bar to save citation
  • Format citation in any of several thousand styles available

    Find help: Getting Your Stuff into Zotero.


  • Create a free NCBI account -- go to My NCBI -- to save and manage citations and to save searches.