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Citations managers



EndNote and EndNote Web

EndNote and EndNote Web are tools for managing bibliographic references. EndNote is the software version of the product, and EndNote Web is the online version.

These tools allow you to :

  • Set up your personalized database of bibliographic references
  • Import article references from a number of databases available in the library
  • Insert references into your dissertations or theses and update your bibliography
EndNote or EndNote Web?


  • If you have a laptop, you can take it to IT services to have the EndNote software installed
  • If you have a desktop computer, you can ask a technician to come and install the software
PhD students
  • EndNote is installed on the desktop computers reserved for PhD students
  • Note: IT services will ask you to get permission from your thesis director before setting up the software
Grande école or Specialized masters students
  • Use EndNote Web and create your own personal profile
  • Note: the initial sign-up must be done on campus. Once signed up, you can log into EndNote on and off campus
How to use EndNote and EndNote Web

The library has the version X2 of EndNote.

EndNote Web
Who to contact at the library?



Zotero is a free tool for managing bibliographic references. It lives in the web browser itself.

This tool allow you to :

  • Collect your bibliographic information easily and efficiently with a single click on your browser’s address bar
  • Organize and share your references
  • Cite your references directly into your Word processor (dissertation, master’s thesis, internship report, research paper, thesis…)
  • Generate your bibliography with a single click
  • Sync your references on all your devices

How to install Zotero?

Go to Zotero website and choose the version you wish to download.

Here is an installation guide prepared by the HEC Library.

User guides

Zotero workshops

The HEC Library regularly offers on site or online discovery sessions for the Zotero tool

  • Register for a session as soon as it is announced
  • Follow us on Twitter to be informed about Zotero workshops : @hecparislibrary

Who to contact at the library?