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CE 4390: Civil Engineering Design: Cite Your Sources

What is a Citation Manager?

Consider using a citation manager instead of typing bibliographies and in-line citations by hand. It will save you time. 

There are many citation managers out there. Some are free, and some require a subscription or charge for extra storage. 

Texas State University students, faculty and staff have access to EndNote that allow you to:

  • export citation information from databases
  • import information from other sources
  • organize and generate works cited pages and bibliographies in a variety of styles.

Installing EndNote Desktop

EndNote 20 is now available! 

EndNote 20 will have a visual upgrade but its functionality will remain mostly the same as X9, so you can continue to use EndNote X9 and EndNote Online until you decide to upgrade. Your existing library will transfer over whenever you choose to install the updated software.

Personal Computers  Texas State-owned Mac computers  |  Texas State-owned Windows computers   EndNote Web

For installation questions, contact ITAC at (512) 245-4822 or email them at itac@txstate.edu

Some Windows users have reported that they get an error after downloading the software installer in which the PC prevents an unrecognized app from running. Contact ITAC for assistance, or follow these instructions:

Getting more help...

If you have specific questions about citing your sources, writing tips, or help with editing, you can go to the following places on campus for more assistance.


Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at the Student Learning Assistance Center, or SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability.

SLAC also maintains good handout page for quick reference.


Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes.

The Writing Center offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information). 


Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.

EndNote Training Materials

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop and EndNote Web in our Canvas modules.

Click on the links below to view the modules in Canvas. The modules do not require a log-in, but you must enroll in the course using the second link to save the course in your Canvas dashboard and to be able to take the comprehension check quiz.

For more assistance with transitioning from RefWorks or using EndNote:

APA Style Guides in the Library and on the Web