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NURS 7303 - Knowledge Translation I: Manage Citations

Citation Management

When you find articles of interest in a database or search engine, bibliographic management programs such as Zotero or EndNote make it easy to create a personal collection of references (citations and/or articles) and cite them in your document in the citation style of your choice.

Learn more:

What is Zotero?

Zotero is an application that collects, managers, and cites research sources. It works in any OS, connects with your browser, and is free to use.

You can attach PDFs, notes, and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

Screenshot of the Zotero software showing the zotero library

About EndNote

EndNote is a commercial (users must pay) bibliographic management software package. It is intended to find, share, store, and create references. Users build and manage their personal research libraries.                     

Using EndNote

EndNote offers both local and web-based libraries that will sync together and enable sharing with colleagues.

To make the most of your EndNote application on campus, consider the following:

  1. Install EndNote on your laptop so that you can take your library with you wherever you go.

  2. Sign up for EndNote Web so that you can access your library wherever you need to do research and there's an Internet connection. No need to carry a laptop.

  3. Get the EndNote app for iPad. Unfortunately, an EndNote app for Android does not yet exist. Connect to EndNote Web through your Android's browser.