Firefox: -the library and the browser tool are one piece; download the Word plug-in separately
Chrome or Safari: -library and the Word plug-in are one piece; download the browser tool separately
Does not work with Internet Explorer
Struggling with Citations?
There's a Tool for That!
Bibliography by Alexandre Duret-Lutz
• Why and how to use citation
• Identify options for citation
• Obtain hands-on experience.
• Learn quick and dirty
• Where to go for help and
How do you
What and Why
Citation management software can help you:
• Import citations from databases and
• Build and organize bibliographies in almost
any style (APA, MLA).
• Format citations for papers.
• Annotate citations.
• Save and organize PDFs, websites and other
* optional *
website reference(s) bibliographic
• Library ending
• Migrate your citations to
another tool by June 1,
• Many options available!
• More info and help:
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How to choose?
How many citations do you have? Do you use
Microsoft Word or something else? Do you work
from multiple computers? Do you work offline?
The Right Tool by Emily
Zotero browser tool checks for citation information
on a webpage.
You’ll see different icons depending on what you’re
• book icon:
• journal article icon:
• multiple citations (e.g. a page of search
>> Select icon to add citation to your Zotero library
• Citations can be sorted into different
folders, called Collections
• Citations can sit in more than one
Collection at a time
• All citations appear in the My Library
• Import citations from most library
• Can also import manually
• Organize citations in groups
• Cite While You Write™ Plug-In
Endnote vs. Zotero
Tool Endnote BASIC Zotero
Cost Free Free
Access www.myendnoteweb.com Web-based: www.zotero.org
Plug-in for Word Plug-ins for Word, Open
PDF storage &
Yes; limited annotation Yes; also allows tagging
Sharing Via Endnote groups Via Zotero groups
Direct web import Web import via browser
Multiple formats supported Multiple formats supported
Let’s try it out…
• Choose Zotero or Endnote Basic
Import a citation
• Do a search in SuperSearch (Library
• Choose a few articles
Just need a quick citation?
• Many databases have a cite option
• Citation generators
– Usually one at a time
– Can paste into document
– Will not save
• User guide:
• Help docs:
• Zotero Forums:
Endnote Basic Help
• Getting Started Guide (available when you
log into Endnote Basic)
• Endnote Basic Quick Start (Western
Help and more info
• Visit the Help Desk in the Library
• Contact Jennifer at email@example.com