The library supports the following citation management tools:
- Zotero is a free bibliographic manager that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari allow you to easily save citations you find online. Unlimited file storage in Zotero is available for Northwestern University faculty, students, and staff who have an account using an Northwestern email address. See more on Zotero institutional storage below.
- EndNote is a software program designed to store and manipulate bibliographic information. It is free to all Northwestern students, faculty and staff and can be downloaded from NUIT.
- Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network.
Instruction and support
Our Research Guides provide instructions and tips:
- Zotero Guide
- EndNote Guide
- Mendeley Guide
- How to choose: this guide will assist you in choosing a citation management tool that will suit your needs.
We offer regular workshops and training sessions in these citation management tools. See upcoming workshops.
If you have questions or want to schedule a consultation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zotero Institutional Storage Subscription
Unlimited file storage in Zotero is available for Northwestern University faculty, students, and staff who register for an account or currently have an account using an Northwestern email address (northwestern.edu, u.northwestern.edu, etc.). If you are currently using a personal email address with your Zotero account and wish to access unlimited storage, please update your Zotero account with your Northwestern email address.
Please note that the storage provided by Zotero is only suitable for public data (such as citations or generally available publications). Please exercise caution when storing files in Zotero that may contain confidential or sensitive information.
Note that if a user leaves Northwestern, they will lose access to unlimited cloud storage after a 30-day grace period. They will not lose access to the files on their computer because of insufficient cloud storage. They would need to add a personal email on their Zotero account or change their primary email to a personal email.