Manuscripts supports adding citations using a variety of commercial and free reference managers.
Some reference managers, such as Papers, F1000Workspace, and Bookends, have their own citation tools that allow you to directly insert a citation into your manuscript.
For reference managers that do not provide such a tool, you can import your reference library into Manuscripts, then use the built-in citation tool. You will need to re-import your library if you add references, which is as quick as selecting a menu item.
Reference manager support
This table shows how various reference managers work with Manuscripts:
|Reference Manager||Bibliography Retrieval and Citation Method|
|Papers 3||Cite directly using Magic Citations, without importing the library.|
|Bookends||Cite directly without importing. See Cite with the Bookends reference manager.|
|F1000Workspace||Cite directly and access smart citation suggestions without importing. See Cite, receive citation suggestions and run PubMed searches with F1000 Workspace.|
|EndNote||Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.|
|Mendeley||Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.|
|Zotero||Import your reference library and use the built-in citation tool.|
|Reference data file||Export your library to a file, import into Manuscripts, then use the built-in citation tool.|