EndNote is a commercial citation management software that allows you to store, manage, and search for bibliographic references. EndNote can help you to effectively organize and manage citations while conducting research, easily create independent bibliographies, incorporate references into word processing documents, and collect references from a variety of sources, including databases. Current version is X1.
Zotero is a free, open source extension for the Firefox browser, that enables users to collect, manage, and cite research from all types of sources from the browser. It is partly a piece of reference management software, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Current version is 1.0.2.
Below is a list of pointers related to the use of Endnote and Zotero, particularly at Stanford.
(To download a 30-day trial version from Endnote: http://www.endnote.com/endemo.asp)
Once dowloaded , quit EndNote (if it is open) and move the connection file into the “Connections” folder inside your main EndNote folder. Now launch EndNote and choose “connect” from the “Tools” menu. In the list of connection files, find the “StanfordCatalog” item and select it. You will now be able to connect to Socrates.