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JOUR 480: History of American News Media

Citation Managers - Zotero Bib and EndNote Basic (EndNoteWeb)

Citation managers are software that keep track of your sources and will help format your citations in a variety of styles.

  • Zotero Bib -  is a free service that helps you build a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software. See FAQ at https://zbib.org/faq.   It is also helpful for its feature to save as an .RIS file that can be imported into a more robust citation manager such as EndNote Web.  Zotero Bib APA 7th style will automatically correct for sentence case capatilization.
  • EndNote Web (currently called EndNote Basic , EndNote Online) - free to CSUN students, staff, and faculty; integrates with MS Word and several browsers (IE,Chrome, Firefox); can export references directly from many databases.   You can contact EndNote help desk, Monday-Friday, 24 hours at 855-258-5858. [Press 2 for Research Support, press 1 and press 1 again for  Endnote] The drawback is you need to have internet access,  Check and improve, if needed, your saved records and prepare your list of references before you start writing your paper.   Clarivate provides many training videos, but we are suggesting using the FREE EndNote Basic (EndNote Online also known as EndNoteWeb) so use this link with caution looking for EndNote Online  (https://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining/videos

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