Q. Does the library provide access to EndNote or another citation manager?
The university provides access to both EndNote desktop (software) and EndNote Web for FREE to USD students, faculty, and staff.
If you are interested in the EndNote software, you can download it from ITS at https://www.sandiego.edu/its/resources/software/titles.php.
To use EndNote Web, visit myendnoteweb.com and create an account with your sandiego.edu email address.
See a comparison chart on EndNote Web ("Basic") vs Endnote X7 (software version) by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Using EndNote but have questions?
EndNote has a great youtube channel for assistance: https://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining.
The library also offers workshops on EndNote. See the library workshop calendar at http://www.sandiego.edu/library/services/workshops.php. EndNote workshops are taught by librarian Amy Besnoy. If you are unable to make a workshop or none are currently scheduled, you can contact Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or to request one-on-one training.
There are other citation managers, including Zotero and Mendeley, which are both free. You can search online to find more information and comparison charts, including this one from MIT: http://libguides.mit.edu/references.
You can transfer records from one citation manager to another, so feel free to try more than one to see what suits you. This is useful to remember if you are later affiliated with an institution that provides access to a different citation manager, for example RefWorks, that you can transfer your records to a new manager.