Citation or reference management tools allow you to maintain a "personal library" of references, citations, and documents.
Citation managers enable researchers to:
The Bowdoin College Library provides assistance with four citation managers, EndNote desktop, EndNote Web, Zotero, and EasyBib. (Bowdoin College has a site license for EndNote desktop.) Choosing a tool to use depends on your individual research process, methods, and needs. In the chart below we have listed the most common uses for citation management tools and have provided our recommendations to meet each need.
|I want to||We recommend you use..||Because...|
|Generate a bibliography of a few print resources||Easy Bib...........
|For MLA style
Will work on Firefox, but you have to download a plug-in
|Quickly learn a citation manager for MLA if you need other styles||
For MLA only
If you need any other styles
|Work from several computers on and off campus||Both tools allow you to sync your library to an online account.|
|Work offline||EndNote Desktop||EndNote resides on your computer's hard drive|
|Do a major research project with many citations||EndNote Desktop||EndNote allows for an unlimited number of citations and storage capacity is based on the available space on a computer. EndNote is best for managing large libraries of citations.|
Citation, Zotero, and EndNote Workshops
Spring 2017 Schedule
(All sessions are held in the ECR, basement HL)
EndNote for PC
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 3PM
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 10AM
Monday, April 3, 2017, 2PM
EndNote for MAC
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 3PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11AM
Monday, April 3, 2017, 3PM
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, 10AM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 3PM
Individual instruction is available throughout the year at a day/time that is convenient for you.
For questions about EndNote, Zotero, and citation managers or to arrange an individual session, please contact: Karen Jung