Reference management/bibliographic software helps you organize the information that you gather (articles, books, websites, images, videos, etc.) so that you can find, access, search, use, and cite it more effectively. There are a number of options that you can choose from, some freely available, some with a one-time cost with optional upgrades, and some based on an annual subscription.
Librarians at the WSU Libraries teach classes focused on two of those tools: Zotero (free, open source) and EndNote X4 (one-time initial cost - you can get a good deal as a student - you can also purchase it via the Tech Store link on the My WSU portal - look under Quick Links on the Student page); optional upgrades). Which one is best for you? It depends on a number of factors so you might want to sign up for both an EndNote and a Zotero class, or investigate other options (see options link above).
If you are interested in learning about Zotero, check the link below and look in the left-hand of the screen for upcoming classes
If you are interested in learning about EndNote, look here for a schedule of classes and more information. WSU Pullman science librarian Chelsea Leachman offers the following classes at least once every semester:
Welcome to the Washington State University Pullman Libraries!
Thanks for visiting the Libraries' booth at the Getting Connected '16 resource fair!
We hope you will take advantage of our resources and services during your time here at Washington State University Pullman. We have a lot of them: books (pbooks and ebooks), journals, databases, special collections, document delivery, comfortable and quiet spaces, personal assistance, and more.
p.s. another good place to buy discounted software is http://ThinkEDU.com/BN - right now you can buy the student/teacher version of Adobe XI Pro for under $120. (Be sure to comparison shop with what is also available via the Tech Store (see left).
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