Zotero and Endnote: Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools can help you collect, organize, and reuse sources that you find in your research. They are especially helpful for creating lists of references in the style you need and for organizing PDFs of articles or reports.

Need help choosing a citation management tool?

Using Zotero

Zotero is a citation manager to help you collect, manage, and cite your references.

Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies.

ASU Library Guide to Using Zotero

Zotero Quick Start Guide

There is a great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves: Quick Start Guide

EndNote X7

EndNote X7 is a comprehensive version of the bibliographic software program, with advanced features to facilitate the maintenance and storage of bibliographic citations, web resources, and images.

Appalachian State University has a site license for the EndNote software. It may be downloaded and installed on campus computers from the Software Center (icon usually on top left of desktop).

Appalachian faculty, staff and students may also install the software on their personal computers. Discs for installing EndNote for both Windows and Apple Mac are available for checkout at the service desk in Belk Library. We can also help you download from an USB drive.  Distance Education students may request that a CD or USB drive be mailed to them by contacting Greg Beavers (beaversgs@appstate.edu or 828-262-2781).

For help on getting started, look at our library guide or look on YouTube under "EndNote Training"


EndNote Online

EndNote Online is a user-friendly, web-based reference organizer with online storage for references.  It is a time-saving solution for students and researchers, designed to help students format bibliographies.  It is fully integrated with ISI Web of Knowledge.

  • Undergraduate students can organize their references for citing in papers.
  • Professional reseachers and graduate students can use EndNote Web as a complement to EndNote X7, as well as storing references between ISI Web of Knowledge search sessions. Files may be transferred back and forth from EndNote X7 libraries.

Directions for using EndNote Online:

Log on from this page by clicking on the EndNote link to open and access your account. EndNote requires that you verify that you are a legitimate subscriber to the software by accessing the program from the Library web site. 

EndNote Web Tutorials