Citation Management Software
IU Bloomington faculty, staff and students can choose between several options for bibliographic software to manage citations.
EndNote is a desktop citation manager
EndNote is computer-specific, and libraries can be accessed on only one workstation
It is available free to IUB students, faculty and staff from IUware
Supported at IUB with STEPS classes, individual class instruction requests, personal tutorials, a web page and e-mail
Consult the IUB EndNote Library Guide
EndNote Web is a web-based citation manager
EndNote Web includes many, but not all, of the features of EndNote desktop
Because EndNote Web libraries are web-based, you can access them anywhere.
Supported at IUB with occasional STEPS classes, individual class instruction requests, personal tutorials, a web page and e-mail
Consult the IUB EndNote Web Library Guide
Zotero is a free, desktop citation manager
It is a Firefox extension that allows you to gather and organize citations and export them in a variety of styles
It works only through the Firefox Browser
Supported at IUB with requests for instruction and a web page
Consult the IUB IUB Zotero Library Guide for more information, including tutorials and support
Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Supported at IUB with consultations and workshops.
Consult the IUB Mendeley Library Guide
Reference Manager is a desktop citation manager
It is available free for students, faculty and staff at IUB from iuware
Reference Manager is not supported at IUB
For help and information about Reference Manager, refer to the Reference Manager website and support
Help with Citing Sources
The IUB Libraries and the Campus Writing Program have developed the following guides as a quick reference to citing sources. These guides are based on the APA and MLA manuals. Copies of these manuals are available throughout the libraries on campus.
The complete Chicago Manual of Style is available online.
The Government Information, Maps and Microforms Services Department (GIMSS) has developed:
- A Guide to Citing U. S. Government Publications
- A Guide to Citing International Organization Publications
Doing company or industry research? Need to cite annual reports, data from Factiva, ThomsonOne or other similar sources? The Business/SPEA Information Commons staff have a handy guide for you!
Print style manuals are also available in the libraries, including:
- A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers (Turabian)
- The MLA style manual
- MLA handbook for writers of research papers
- Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
- The Chicago manual of style
- ASA style guide
- The bluebook : a uniform system of citation
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The IUB Libraries will try to get materials from other libraries for you if we do not own what you are looking for. Any current faculty, staff, or student may use our free ILL service.
Use the ILL service for articles not owned on the Bloomington campus and for books not owned by any IU library.
To use this service, submit a request giving us as much information as you can. First time users will be asked for some registration information.
To have books owned by an IU library delivered to a campus library near you, use Request Delivery. To have articles owned only in print on the Bloomington campus delivered to you, use Request Article Delivery.
See Document Delivery Services for more information.
Lending to Other Libraries - Information for other libraries and unaffiliated users who want to borrow something from IUB.
Request A Purchase
Users may request that the Libraries purchase a book, a journal subscription, access to an electronic resource, or other material for the collection, either in any library or in a specific library. Submit your purchase suggestion using the form linked below.
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- searching for sources for a paper or project for your class
- dissertation and thesis research
- ... and more
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