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Citation Management Software Expo on March 10th Reviews Time-Saving Tools for Authors

Do you need help organizing or formatting citations in a manuscript you hope to submit for publication? If so, the NIH Library is here to help you.

Join us on Thursday, March 10, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the NIH Library Training Room (Building 10) to learn how citation management tools can help you organize your papers more effectively, prepare manuscripts for publication more efficiently, and easily share references with colleagues. The NIH Library provides access to, and in-house support for, EndNote, Mendeley, and Faculty of 1000, but knowing which one of these tools best suits your needs can be difficult to determine. This session will cover the basic functionality of these tools, their strengths and weaknesses, and how you can get started with using them.


  • 1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lightning Round: Overview of all three resources
  • 1:20 – 1:50 p.m. Faculty of 1000
  • 1:55 – 2:25 p.m. Mendeley
  • 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. EndNote Desktop
  • 3:05 – 3:35 p.m. EndNote Web
  • 3:35 – 4:00 p.m. Q&A

Registration is required for in-person attendance. ​​ To join us remotely via WebEx, go to: Join WebEx meeting​.

About the Resources

EndNote: EndNote is a reference management tool for finding, downloading, and organizing references in a personal, searchable database. With EndNote you can import references from online databases such as PubMed and Web of Science; automatically retrieve article PDFs; search for and edit references; insert references in manuscripts with Microsoft Word's Cite While You Write; create bibliographies; and choose from thousands of journal publishing styles to format references and bibliographies.

Mendeley: Mendeley is a tool that enables you to manage citations and PDFs using a desktop client or through your account on mendeley.com. Mendeley also includes plugins for Word or OpenOffice, so that you can easily create citations and/or bibliographies as you write your papers. Mendeley enables you to leverage the power of social networking to create a global citation management network. You can use Mendeley to connect with other researchers in your field and discover what they are reading. In addition, Mendeley allows you to join groups that focus on particular subject areas or research projects.

Faculty 1000 Workspace: One of the latest offerings in the Faculty of 1000 suite of resources, this software and web application offers scientists and students the ability to collaborate on a paper; annotate and share references and articles; and easily discover and save relevant new articles. The browser plugin allows you to save articles while you browse, while the MS Word plugin facilitates adding references to your paper as you write.

The NIH Library in Building 10 serves the information needs of NIH staff and select Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies. The NIH Library is part of the Office of Research Services (ORS) in the Office of the Director (OD). ​