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Zotero, EndNote, Mendeley. Managing your library research.

Why use Zotero, Mendeley, or Endnote ? Some general reasons.

Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote can help with gathering, organizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and creating/writing products based on library research.

  • Gathering. This is what you do to find, access, and collect resources that have information that is relevant to your project.
  • Organizing. This is what you do to make sure that what you find and collect is arranged and useable in a way that "makes sense" for your project,. Also, it's important to not lose what you have found.
  • Analyzing or synthesizing. This is what you do with the information you have found to address questions or problems you work on for papers, theses, dissertations, articles, or grants.
  • Creating products for sharing results.  This is what you do to share the answers you have found, including completed papers, theses, dissertations, articles, or grant submissions or reports.