EndNote is software that stores and organizes reference citations and works with your word processing software to format bibliographies.
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.
Getting Zotero: To use Zotero you must have the FireFox Browser. In FireFox, go to http://zotero.org to download the latest version of Zotero.
The part of Zotero that works with your word processor is a separate download. Choose the correct download for your computer and word processing program at: http://www.zotero.org/support/word_processor_integration
If you'd like to use Zotero with campus computers, install Portable Firefox and Zotero on a USB drive and you can take your Zotero files with you to use on any campus computer.
Simply download and install Portable Firefox for Windows or Mac on your USB drive. Portable Firefox is a special edition of Firefox designed to run entirely from a portable drive. It keeps its own settings, bookmarks and Zotero library separate from the settings installed on the campus computers. Here is a video showing the process of downloading and installing Portable Firefox onto a USB drive.