Free tool for bibliographies/reference lists and collecting your papers in one place. It has two components:
Install Mendeley Desktop on your personal computer(s), and use it to:
Log in to Mendeley web, from any computer, to:
A free plug-in (downloadable application) for Firefox. Tracks and organizes your sources, and can output your citations into bibliographies in a variety of formats (MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
You cannot download Zotero onto the library's public workstations. You can download it onto your own Internet-connected computer.
You can download Zotero and review tutorials here.
UO users (students, staff, and faculty) should set Zotero's OpenURL resolver to map to the UO's SFX tool. This will allow you to link from citations in your Zotero library to the full-text of articles within our online databases.
To do this:
Zotero offers a web-based online service. This requires you to create a user account, but then allows you access to your Zotero library from any Internet-connected computer. It also allows you to access group libraries created by other Zotero users. To learn more about Zotero 2.0, click here.
For more in-depth troubleshooting, check the Zotero support pages and forums.
EndNote Online (also known as EndNote Basic) accounts are available free to UO faculty, students, and staff. Sign up for an account at this page (You must be on a UO computer or using the UO's VPN to create an account. Once the account is created, you do not have to use the VPN or a UO computer)
The EndNote software is available for purchase. It is similar to the online version but but with many more bells and whistles. UO faculty, students, staff should purchase EndNote through the UO Bookstore's Digital Duck to receive an academic discount.
These programs organize and group references in any way that works for you and then allows you to work with your citations in word processing software.