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Off-campus access to licensed library resources

There are three ways for current University affiliates to access library journals and databases from off campus.

  1. Search via the University of Minnesota library website. You will be asked to log in with you UMN Internet ID and password to access licensed resources.
  2. Login using the U of M Virtual Private Network (VPN) (you will need to download it to your computer)
  3. Save the Libraries' Proxy Bookmarklet to your browser and select it to reload the page with your U of M credentials

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What is a citation manager?

A citation manager is a software tool used to create personalized databases of citation information and notes. They allow you to:

  • import and organize citation information from article indexes and other sources,
  • export your citations into Word documents or other types of publications,
  • format citations for your papers and bibliographies using APA and many other styles, and
  • include your own notes.

Choosing a citation manager

Citation managers

  Zotero Mendeley EndNote X9 EndNote Basic
Cost Free Free Price options Free
Styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Many citation styles Fewer citation styles
Plug-ins Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
Access Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Desktop/Web Web
Storage 300MB free 2GB free Unlimited 2GB free
PDF reader no yes yes no
Editor integration Word, Google Docs Word Word Word
Sharing Unlimited Limited Unlimited Limited
Support Zotero support Mendeley support EndNote X9 support EndNote Basic support
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020 10:46 AM