Learning to use a citation management programs can help save you time by allowing you to:
EndNote is a popular reference management program. You can use it to save and organize your references, insert and format citations and bibliographies, and to search library databases.
Downloading EndNote Desktop
EndNote X8 is available to Pitt students and faculty for free through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. The site gives detailed instructions on the download process.
EndNote Web is the online component of EndNote. All Pitt students and faculty have access to EndNote Web through Pitt's subscription to the Web of Knowledge database. You can sign up for an account at myendnoteweb.com. For verification purposes, you have to do this from a computer on the Pitt network, using your Pitt email address.
Mendeley is a reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.
Mendeley Web is the online component of Mendeley, allowing you to share your research with your academic social network through groups. Once you have created an account, join the Pitt Mendeley Group for additional storage space.
Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is an application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, connects with your web browser to download sources, and best of all it's free.
The University Library System offers Mendeley and EndNote training sessions for University faculty, staff and students. Each hands-on class is an hour and a half long, and free for all Pitt affiliates. Class sizes are limited, so please register for a class.
Training sessions cover creating an account, exporting citations, organizing collections of citations, attaching files to citations, and creating and formatting bibliographies of citations.
Sign up for a Training Session: