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Why Use a Citation Manager?

Citation or reference management tools allow you to maintain a "personal library" of references, citations, and documents.

Citation managers enable researchers to:

  • Capture and organize reference and citations
  • Automatically create in-text references, bibliographies and footnotes in a variety of citation styles, MLA, Chicago, APA, etc.
  • Manage collections of various types of research materials, including citations, charts, documents, PDFs, links, equations, etc. 
  • Import citation information directly from the Library's Catalog, online indexes and databases, and the Web
  • Share your library of citations with other researchers
 

Which One Should I Use?

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...........
Zotero..................
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

EasyBib...............

 
EndNote Web or Zotero.................

For MLA only
 

If you need any other styles

Work from several computers on and off campus

Zotero,
EndNote Web

Both tools are web-based and do not require that the manager be loaded on the computer
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.

 

In-depth comparison of citation management tools

 

Help and Instruction

Zotero and EndNote Workshops
(all workshops are held in the ECR,
in the basement of the HL Library)

Fall 2014 Schedule

 Register online for these sessions

EndNote for MACs

Wed., Sept. 17, 1:30-2:30pm
Thurs., Oct. 9, 10:30-11:30am
Fri., Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30pm

EndNote for PCs

Mon., Sept., 22, 3:30-4:30pm
Thurs., Oct. 2, 10:30-11:30am
Tues., Nov. 4, 2:00-3:00pm

Zotero

Fri., Sept. 19, 1:30-2:30pm
Mon., Oct. 6, 1:00-2:00pm
Tues., Nov. 11, 2:00-3:00pm

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

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