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Information Literacy : Bibliographic Management Software

A Guide to Information Literacy: What is it? Where can I go to get answers about it? Why does it matter?

Bibliographic Management Tools Comparison Chart

Use the Software Comparison Chart to help you decide which bibliographic management tool will work best for you.

Bibliographic Management Software for Small Projects

EasyBib Logo

Generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography. Save time by making a Works Cited page automatically! A free version of EasyBib is available.

 

Zotero

Zotero is the only research tool that automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add it to your personal library with a single click. Whether you're searching for a preprint on arXiv.org, a journal article from JSTOR, a news story from the New York Times, or a book from your university library catalog, Zotero has you covered with support for thousands of sites. A free version of Zotero is available.

 

Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. A free version of Mendeley is available. 

 

EndNote logo

EndNote basic is a basic tool for helping you manage your research, cite sources, and term papers. EndNote basic is a light version of EndNote for desktops.

  • Rose-Hulman has access to EndNote Basic via Web of Science. There is no fee for Rose-Hulman students and employees to use EndNote basic.
  • Create an online account to search, save and use your research sources.
  • Use built-in connections to search the 5 most popular databases.
  • Save and organize the references you find (up to 50,000).
  • Integrate with Microsoft® Word to properly cite and format your paper.
  • Choose from the 7 most popular bibliography formats, including MLA and APA style.

 

Bibliographic Management Tools for Large Projects

EndNote for desktops is a professional tool for helping you manage your research, cite sources, and term papers.

  • Rose-Hulman has a site license for EndNote for desktops. There is no fee for Rose-Hulman students and employees to use EndNote for desktops.
  • EndNote works on most recent Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Import references from over 500 databases.
  • Save and organize an unlimited number of references.
  • Choose from over 7,000 reference styles.
  • Collaborate with up to 100 people on a single reference library.
  • Integrate with Microsoft® Word to properly cite and format your paper.
  • All fields are searchable and sortable.

 

How to install EndNote for desktops on a personal computer with Windows

  1. In Windows 10, click on the Search Windows button and type Software Center.
  2. Select Software Center.
  3. Select EndNote X9.
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. In Windows 10, click on the Search Windows button and type EndNote to access EndNote.

 

How to install EndNote for desktops on a Mac

Copy and paste the following in to a file window

\\rose-hulman.edu\dfs\Software\Linux_MacOSX_Apps\EndNote 

Follow the instructions provided.

 

EndNote training videos

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