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Mechanical Engineering: Reference Management

Citation Websites & Books/Ebooks

EndNote 20 Campus License

The Library has acquired an EndNote 20 license for the entire campus! EndNote 20 is a software tool used to manage citations and references when writing a paper. If you’re utilizing EndNote 7, 8 or 9, please consider upgrading to EndNote 20, as updates will no longer be made to prior versions.  

--How does it work? 

  • If you already have a previous subscription to EndNote and are looking to upgrade or are a new EndNote user, please go to our EndNote 20 webpage for more information and to download.

--EndNote 20 features

  • Seamless Organization - Stay organized with a reliable system that stores unlimited references and provides powerful tools to help organize and manage references with ease and speed.
  • Easy Collaboration - EndNote 20 offers flexible solutions for sharing that help everyone stay on the same page. Up to 100 people can work from a single reference library, no matter where they are located or what organization they are affiliated with.
  • 7,000+ Reference Styles - Researchers can automatically build their bibliography with EndNote’s Cite While You Write tool in Microsoft Word, with access to a library of more than 7,000 styles – more than any other reference tool – or customize their own style.

Please contact if you need any assistance or further clarification on how to upgrade or sign-up for EndNote 20. 

Citation Managers

What is a Citation Manager? 
A Citation Manager is simply a piece of software, website, or browser extension that can help you organize the papers you have used for research. It keeps track of the citations (so the author, title, date, etc) of each paper, and allows you to then plug each citation into your Reference List. Some of them even allow very specific citations styles for different disciplines (like AIP for physics) instead of the more common APA and MLA styles.

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research in your field

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for.

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