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Bioengineering: Citing Your Sources

A guide to Snell Library's Bioengineering resources for students, faculty, and staff.

What are citation managers?

Citation managers are great tools for organizing your references and producing beautifully formatted bibliographies. The university and university libraries make these products available at no cost to current NU faculty, staff, and students.

NOTE: Some professors and/or labs may require you to use a specific citation manager. If you are completing an assignment in which use of a specific citation manager is required, please verify on your assignment and/or syllabus.

Which Citation Manager Should I Choose?

View recordings of past webinars on our Training page.

Recordings are available for Endnote (X9 version only), RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley Desktop, and Introduction to Citation Management. See how citation management software can help your create your bibliography and keep track of your references in this 40 second video.

Note: Librarians at Snell have created tutorials for setting up shortcuts for exporting to EndNote (Instructions for Mac and for PC).

Citation Management Webinar Recordings

Recordings of past workshops (may need to log in to view)

Introduction to Citation Management Tools 47 min. January 2021

Getting Started with EndNote. (Mac version) 36 min. February 2021

Getting Started with EndNote (PC version) 30 min. October 5, 2020

10 Advanced EndNote Features 31 min. February 2021

Getting Started with Zotero. 37 min. February 2021

Getting Started with RefWorks 27 min. February 2021

Getting Started with Mendeley 43 min. February 2021

Getting Started with BibTeX 39 min. February 2021

BibTeX and LaTeX

LaTeX is open source software that allows you to create professionally-rendered files that incorporate mathematical symbols, equations and formulas, which can be difficult to do with standard word processors such as Microsoft Word. BibTeX is an add-on to LaTeX that helps you manage your references. Here are some resources to help you get started with these tools: