Papers Now Available through Duke OIT

What is Papers?
Papers is a reference management tool that imports citations, automatically downloads full-text articles, and keeps your research library organized and portable.

  • Sync your library between home and work, whether you're using a Mac, PC, iPad, or iPhone
  • Import and organize articles with collections and smart collections
  • Highlight and annotate articles in multiple colors
  • Share and collaborate with colleagues
  • Insert citations into writing projects, whether in Microsoft Word, email, PowerPoint, or Excel

Licenses are available for $50 through OIT (they are normally $79). These are perpetual licenses that do not expire, and a license allows you to install the software on up to 3 devices. The software is available for both Mac and Windows. For a small additional fee to the Apple Store, Papers can also be loaded onto iOS devices.

For more information about Papers and other reference management tools, visit the Library's guide at