Citation or reference management tools allow you to maintain a "personal library" of references, citations, and documents.
Citation managers enable researchers to:
The Bowdoin College Library provides assistance with three citation managers, EndNote, Zotero, and EasyBib. (Bowdoin College has a site license for EndNote.) Choosing a tool to use depends on your individual research process, methods, and needs. In the chart below we have listed the most common uses for citation management tools and have provided our recommendations to meet each need.
|I want to||We recommend you use..|
|Generate a bibliography of a few print resources, or Quickly learn a citation manager
for common citation styles
|Easy Bib or Zotero|
|Work from several computers on and off campus|
|Work offline||EndNote or Zotero|
|Write a major research project with many citations||EndNote or Zotero|
|Customize citation styles, or specialized science citation styles||EndNote|
Citation, Zotero, and EndNote Workshops
Individual instruction is available throughout the year at a day/time that is convenient for you.
For questions about EndNote, Zotero, and citation managers or to arrange an individual session, please contact:
Bowdoin College Library
3000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011