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Dissertation Camp Library Resources @ Pitt

This guide is designed to help students attending dissertation camp sessions find and organize research information.

Citation Managers

Learning to use a citation management programs can help save you time by allowing you to:

  • Import citations from sources like PittCat and article databases
  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Collaborate easily with other researchers online
  • Easily import papers from other research software
  • Access your papers from anywhere online


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.

EndNote 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 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.

To download Mendeley visit

Mendeley Web is the online component of Mendeley, allowing you to share your research with your academic social network through groups.


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.

Zotero can be downloaded from the Zotero website. There's a different version for each operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux.

Zotero can be accessed online and Connectors can be downloaded from the Zotero website. The Zotero Connector allows you to save content  from your browser to your Zotero library while searching online.