Ever wonder how to manage all of those citations found while doing literature searches and working on your papers? Dave Beagle will demonstrate two of the tools available for faculty, students, and staff in the National Capital Region.
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 a standalone version of Zotero that does not require Firefox to run but is in an alpha release only, so will not be included in these FDI sessions.
The purpose of these sessions is to provide a quick, hands-on introduction in using the basic elements of EndNote and Zotero so that you can decide if either is suitable for your research needs. Activities will include learning how to:
Visitors can use metered parking at the Center or the Metro parking lot across the street.