Citation Management Software

Getting Started

PaperPile is a Google Doc add-on.  It can be used to look up and insert citations while you work in Google Docs. This page is dedicated to the free add-on for Google Docs, not the paid version of the web app.

To install the PaperPile Add-On in your Google Docs: 

  1. Open your Google Drive and create a new Google Doc. 
  2. Select the "Add-ons" tab from the menu. 
  3. In the pop-up box, search "paperpile." 
  4. Click the "+FREE" button located next to the PaperPile add-on. 
  5. Read and accept the Privacy and Terms of Service.

To open and work in PaperPile

  1. Open a Google Doc
  2. Select "Add-Ons" from the top menu
  3. Select PaperPile --> Manage Citations




Search for Citations

Visit the PaperPile cheat sheet for information on how to search and cite.


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