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Citation Management Tools

This guide will help you learn how to use Endnote and Zotero, two citation management tools that can help you keep your sources organized and generate citations.

Organizing references

Once EndNote is installed on your computer, you will be able to create a library where all your references will be stored. To create a new library, go to the File menu and select New.


You can choose the default file name, My EndNote Library, or type in a new name, and click Save.


You now have a new EndNote library in which to save all your reference citations!

EndNote allows us to organize our references into Groups, where we can collect all our research on a topic for a project or paper. Individual items can be added to multiple groups. To start a new group, go to the Groups menu and select Create Group.  


Type in the name of your new group.


If you already have references in your library, you can now drag them into your new group.