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Education Resources: Citation Style Assistance

Citation Management Software

EndNote Web is a web-based citation management tool available to all undergraduate students for free.

EndNote Desktop is a client-based citation management tool available for free to UI faculty, staff and graduate students. It helps you organize references and create properly formatted bibliographies. References can be imported from online databases or can be typed in by hand. EndNote works with Microsoft Word to produce bibliographies and embedded references in hundreds of available styles.

  • Download EndNote Desktop: EndNote Desktop is only available for free to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Undergraduates will need to use EndNote Basic or purchase EndNote from the University Bookstore.Once you are signed in you should see the EndNote section. Click on EndNote.
  • EndNote Desktop Q&A

[Free/Easiest to learn]:  Mendeley makes it easy to keep your collection of PDFs organized. It takes PDFs, extracts author/title/source information, renames and organizes them, and syncs them to free online storage space. It also includes a PDF reader that allows highlighting and annotations.

  • Video Tutorials: Tutorials on some of the basic features in Mendeley.
  • How We Help: An overview of the different uses for Mendeley.

[Free/Easy to learn]: Zotero is free plug-in for Mozilla Firefox. It allows you to import and organize citations as well as attach PDFs from your computer. Citations and PDFs can be synced to a free online Zotero account. A Word plug-in allows citations to be inserted into your paper and formatted.

  • Screencast Tutorials: In an effort to make Zotero as user friendly as possible the company has developed screencasts demonstrating many of the basic functions of Zotero.
  • Zotero Documentation: This page contains links to support materials, frequently asked questions, and tutorials.