EndNote is a licensed software package from Thomson Reuters that is available at no charge to Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students. EndNote is defined in its promotional materials as an online search tool, a reference and full text organizer with a collaborative Web tool, and a bibliography maker using Cite While You Write formatting. EndNote has a web-based product called EndNote Web that can be used in place of the software product or as a supplement to it.
Zotero is defined in its promotional materials as a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero is an extension for the Firefox web-browser. It runs in its own pane within Firefox, separately from web pages. There is also a standalone version of Zotero that does not require Firefox to run.
The purpose of this session is to provide a quick, hands-on introduction in using the basic elements of EndNote and Zotero, including how to create in-text citations and a bibliography using Microsoft Word.
Room 207A Newman Library has desktop computers running Windows with the latest versions of EndNote and Zotero software loaded. Feel free to bring your laptop instead. One of the activities will be how to download the software.