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SCI 297B Introduction to Research Readiness

Engineering Librarian & CAPLA Liaison

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Paula C Johnson
Main Library A403



Get started with Zotero

A free tool to collect, manage, cite, and share sources. 

You can:

  • Download Zotero as a Firefox extension or standalone application
  • Use plug-ins for other web browsers, Word, and LibreOffice
  • Sync your Zotero library to view from any computer
  • Use portable Firefox with Zotero on a flash drive to use on any computer

Learn more with the Zotero Quick Start Guide.


Get started with Mendeley 

This free reference manager helps you organize sources, collaborate with others, and discover the latest research. Software must be installed on a personal computer.

You can:

  • Manage references and citations
  • Search and discover content
  • Read and annotate articles
  • Upload PDFs and sync across devices
  • Create collaborative work groups
  • Mendeley help guides



UA Libraries has purchased the EndNote citation management software for students, faculty and staff. EndNote is a citation management tool that saves researchers, students and librarians some valuable time. It allows users to create personal reference libraries, insert citations into Word, organize references, and send citations from databases into EndNote.

How to get EndNote 20:

  1. For browser/cloud capability, any University of Arizona student, staff and faculty member can sign up for EndNote at
  2. To install on your computer/laptop, visit the campus EndNote download site.
  3. For customer support, contact Clarivate tech support (24/5): +1-800-336-4474,  Option 4, followed by option 1.