Zotero and EndNote are 2 different kinds of citation management software. You can use them to collect, organize, and reuse sources that you find in your research. They are especially helpful for creating lists of references in the style you need and for organizing PDFs of articles or reports. You can also share your sources on the web with the web-based versions of EndNote and Zotero.
Zotero is free, and EndNote is free for ASU students, faculty, and staff. The Library buys it.
Update -- Online EndNote says it's free to anyone now. If you sign up or sign in on campus or using Web of Science, you'll get 5GB storage for PDFs and notes, up from 2GB, and many more citation styles.
Zotero Getting started with Zotero. Use the Firefox add-on Zotero or use stand-alone Zotero, with extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari..
Zotero. org Web-based Zotero
EndNote Getting started with EndNote
EndNote Online Web-based EndNote (used to be called EndNote Web)
Want to get started with Zotero or EndNote? We will offer several workshops this spring. Also, ask us (wiswellj@ or using RAP request) about one-to-one and small group consultations.
Zotero workshops -- Download and install Zotero for Firefox before workshop, for best results.
Online -- Wednesday, January 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
In person -- Thursday, January 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Lower Level classroom 026. Limited seats.
EndNote -- not yet scheduled, but contact us for an appointment
Also see video of Betsy Williams' workshop on Zotero.
Workshops -- Sign up using this Workshops page.
EndNote has been changing quickly. Here is a good explanation.