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Writing Help

This guide contains writing resources and information for students.

Basic Comparison Chart

 

I think that I will…

Yes or No

Best Product

Our Reasoning

Be working on more than one computer and in more than one location

        Yes

EndNote Online

Mendeley

Zotero

These are a web-based tool . As long as you have internet access you are ready to go.

I may not always have access to the internet

         Yes

EndNote /EndNote Online

Mendeley

These tools save to your computer and you always have access to them

A lot of my research involves searching websites & images.  I will need to save copies of webpages and images. These may include Amazon, Flickr, ArtSTOR

           Yes

Zotero

Zotero uses “snapshot” feature.  It  can find & format relevant citation information from a site. It is  great with web-based publications like newspapers.

I need share my citations with others.

            Yes

EndNote Online

Mendeley

Zotero

All allow sharing.

I am not great on computers yet and I may need a lot of help to get started

             Yes

EndNote Online

Mendeley

 

While we support as many of the products as possible,

we formally provide instruction & support for  EndNote & Mendeley.

I will be writing short papers right now, maybe requiring me to reference 5-10 sources and I am new to all of this

            Yes

EasyBib

Citation Machine

Noodle Tool

CiteMe

These free tools easily allow you to format a reference on the fly and copy it into your paper.

I am doing extensive research and need to organize many references and PDFs

              Yes

EndNote

Mendeley

EndNote has no storage limit and allows great customization of all features of the product.

 

 

Other tips:

  • Talk to people in your department and see what they are favouring
  • Take advantage of online tutorials produced by the various products