Remember to always proof read your bibliography or citations. Citation management programs do not substitute for careful review of your sources. If you need to edit any of your references, you may rely upon some of the library's style guide manuals or check online resources for proper citation style guides.
Citation management systems save you lots of time by allowing you to store your references in one place, share them with other people, and automatically generate a bibliography while writing your paper.
You can capture citations electronically from journals or databases (or enter them manually), and then organize them into folders for later use. You can also share these groups of reference with your co-authors.
When it comes time to write your paper, use the Word plug-in from the citation management program to insert your citations and automatically create a reference list in your preferred or required format for publication (e.g. AMA, APA).
Here at Baystate Medical Center, you can either use the free, basic edition of EndNote or purchase the more robust desktop client version to be installed on your work PC. To purchase the desktop version, you have to fill out an electronic Funds Transfer form and submit the form to IT. Go to the EndNote tab above for more information.
Persons interested in small group or individual consultations on how to use EndNote or Zotero should email or call the library (794-1865).