Bibliographic management software (also called reference or citation management) allows students and researchers to keep a database of references to research sources like books, articles, dissertations, web pages, and much more. Advanced software also allows keeping the full-text of these sources as part of the database.
Once you add a reference to the database, you can search these references, insert the citations in documents like research papers or theses, and format bibliographics using various citation styles like APA, MLA, or Chicago.
|Download link||free download||free download||Download through campus network or VPN|
|Recommended use||Short term assignments like research papers||Collaborative research by graduate students and faculty, especially including non-Virginia Tech researchers||Long term projects like theses and dissertations.|
|Cost||free||free||free as long as you are a Virginia Tech student|
|Storage capacity||300 MB free, can purchase more storage||2 GB||unlimited|
|Web-based version||yes||yes||EndNote Web|
|Citation styles||6751||6781||over 5000|
|Attach documents to citations||yes||yes||yes|
|Search across documents||yes||yes||yes|
The university has a site license for the EndNote product and makes it available to all Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students.
Only on campus users, which includes those connecting to the Internet via VPN, can download EndNote directly from the Software Distribution Office site. Once downloaded and installed, check periodically to see if there have been updates.