IAP 2010: Managing Your References: Overview of EndNote, RefWorks and Zotero

Posted January 5th, 2010 by Ryan Gray


Using citation management software to create and maintain a collection of references is becoming more common and important in today’s academic world. These software packages allow users to search databases, retrieve relevant citations, and build a bibliography to be added to a paper or thesis or stored for future reference. But which software package should you use, and how do you get started?

This session will focus on EndNote, RefWorks, and Zotero, the three major options for bibliographic software at MIT. We will include a discussion comparing and contrasting the three softwares, and we will introduce some of the basic concepts and functionality of each program.

WHEN: Monday, January 11, 5 – 6pm & Thursday, January 28, 12 – 1pm

WHERE: DIRC, 14N-132

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. 20 computers are available; you are welcome to bring a laptop.

Contact Mathew Willmott with any questions.

Check out the MIT Libraries’ full schedule of IAP sessions.

This session is co-sponsored by the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department.

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