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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Scholarly Research Toolbox For Business Administration

Resources for the Illinois Business Administration Faculty and Doctoral Students



EndNote is software that allows you to keep track of your citations, organize them into folders, and create references and bibliographies in your papers. Unlike these web-based applications, EndNote is not free, and requires download and installation. You can download a 30-day trial version from the Endnote website, or buy it from the University of Illinois WebStore.

For more information about this resource, check out the Endnote LibGuide created by University of Illinois Library.


Mendeley Reference Manager is a free web and desktop reference management application. It helps you simplify your reference management workflow so you can focus on achieving your goals.

With Mendeley Reference Manager you can:

  • Store, organize and search all your references from just one library.

  • Seamlessly insert references and bibliographies into your Microsoft® Word documents using Mendeley Cite.

  • Read, highlight and annotate PDFs, and keep all your thoughts across multiple documents in one place.


From the Help Guide:

Bear in mind that Mendeley, being an Elsevier product, makes it easier for discovery of works, in addition to Google Scholar.