Citation Management Support

The IUB Libraries support the following citation managers. Click the links beneath each platform for more information.

Endnote Desktop EndNote Basic (Online) Zotero
Download EndNote (Windows)
Download EndNote (Mac)
EndNote help
Create account
Endnote Basic help
Download Zotero
Zotero help


Choosing a Platform

For a quick comparison of EndNote, EndNote Basic, and Zotero, see our comparison chart.


Librarians teach a variety of hands-on workshops either scheduled through the UITS IT Training series or upon request for specific audiences. You may request a workshop for your class, group, or department by emailing


Request a consultation through the Citation Management Consultation Request Form or by emailing


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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:

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:

Information on citation management software such as Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero

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.

  • To request articles not owned on the Bloomington campus and for books not owned by any IU library, use the interlibrary loan (ILL) serviceFirst time users will be asked for some registration information.
  • To have articles or a book chapter owned only in print on the Bloomington campus delivered to you, use Request Article Delivery
  • To have books owned by an IU library delivered to a campus library near you, use Request 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.

Recommend Library Materials for Purchase


Schedule an Appointment for Research Help

Researchers at any level are invited to stop by any of our library locations across campus during open hours. We also provide varied opportunities to schedule consultations with expert librarians.

Getting started? 

We can help with developing a research topic and searching for sources for a paper or project for a class.

Ask a librarian for help via email, phone, or text. Or stop by any of our library locations across campus during open hours.

During the spring and fall semesters, Research Assistants are available on a drop-in basis or by appointment in the Learning Commons (Wells Library, West Tower, 1st floor).

Business research?

Work with an expert from the Business/SPEA Information Commons (BSIC) to help you or your team refine your information needs, gain access to credible research or hard-to-find data and statistics, and lead you through the research process.

Appointments are available Sunday through Thursday during academic terms. 

Schedule a research consultation appointment with BSIC

In-depth or advanced research topic?

For specialized help within a particular discipline, our expert librarians are ready to assist. See a list of subject specializations.

Request a consultation with a librarian subject specialist

Researchers: Planning a digital project?

IU Libraries’ Digital Collections Services department and the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) offer regular joint consultation services in the Scholars’ Commons during the fall and spring semesters, as well as by appointment at other times. With their combined expertise in metadata, text encoding, data curation, digital methodology and critical theory, grant planning, and related areas, they can assist you with your digital project planning, with a particular focus on digital project development and funding.

Make an appointment for digital projects/pedagogy consulting