| May 20, 2010 8:50 pm

Cite-While-You-Write applets are extensions for word processors that give you access to your reference library while writing a research paper, book, or thesis.  They can be used to insert citations into the text and make it easy to automatically generate a “Works Cited” page.

For the past several days, I’ve been working on a book section that compares many popular Cite-While-You-Write plugins.  While trying to wrap my head around the different programs and what features they offer, I thought that an overview table would be helpful.


Note: If you see any errors, or there are other features that you think should be added, please let me know in the comments.  I will try and post regular updates.  (Last Updated: May 20, 2010; 2:55 PM)


2 Responses to “Comparison of Cite-While-You-Write Plugins”

Rob wrote a comment on March 14, 2012

Zotero has a plugin that lets you cite directly in Lyx. It’s called Lyz and works quite well: http://www.klubko.net/wp/?page_id=945&lang=en

Rob Oakes wrote a comment on March 14, 2012

Hi Rob,

Thanks for pointing that out. (I should probably write a new post on this topic, this one’s getting a bit dated.) I’ve been a happy user of LyZ for a while, as well. It works great.



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