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ECET/Electrical Engineering/: Citation Management

Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

RefWorks Lite in First Search

First Search is the federated search (searches multiple databases at the same time) on the BCIT Library homepage.

Adding references in Microsoft Word

Free Citation Managers

Citation Mangers allow you to keep track of your references, share them with others, and produce a reference list. The three listed below are free. 


Zotero Support

Zotero is, at the most basic level, a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. In Zotero, each of these references constitutes an item. More broadly, Zotero is a powerful tool for collecting and organizing research information and sources.


Mendeley Support

Mendeley Reference Manager is a free web and desktop reference management application.  

With Mendeley Reference Manager you can:

  • Store, organize and search your references.
  • Insert references and bibliographies into your Microsoft® Word documents using Mendeley Cite.
  • Read, highlight and annotate PDFs.
  • Collaborate with others by sharing references and ideas.

EndNote Basic

Endnote Basic Support 

EndNote basic is a reference management solution that is available online. EndNote basic users can create an online library with a maximum of 50,000 references and up to 2GB of attachments.

  • The free version of EndNote basic has 21 styles and a limited number of filters and connection files. This version is available to anybody, with no other purchase required.