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Managing Citations -- Zotero and EndNote: Choosing a Citation Manager

Citations? Try ZoteroBib

Zotero recently released this free tool, ZoteroBib.  I've been impressed with it.  See what you think.  There is no learning curve.  It's easy.

Why use EndNote or Zotero?

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 to anyone, while EndNote is free for ASU students, faculty, and staff.  The Library buys it.

EndNote Online is free to anyone now.  If you sign up or sign in on campus, you'll get 5GB storage for PDFs and notes, up from 2GB, and many more citation styles.

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Zotero   Getting started with Zotero.  Use the Firefox add-on Zotero or use stand-alone Zotero, with extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari..

EndNote      Getting started with EndNote

EndNote Online   Web-based EndNote (used to be called EndNote Web)

Mendeley and other options    

Mobile for Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley   

App State Online Library Services

App State Online students have access to the full array of Belk Library and Information Commons resources and services. 

Click here to learn more

Zotero, EndNote, or Mendeley Workshops

Want to get started with Zotero or EndNote?  Ask us about one-to-one and small group consultations, if these times do not work out.  (wiswellj@ , abbottLT@ , or RAP request.)

EndNote workshops - TBA - Contact John Wiswell,

Zotero workshops - Contact Lisa Abbott,


Zotero vs. EndNote

EndNote vs. EndNote (computer-based vs. cloud)

EndNote has been changing quickly.  Here is a good explanation.

Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell
Belk Library 225   262-7853
Available for consultations with students -- Email me.

Health Sciences Librarian

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John Wiswell