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Our workshops in the winter will be offered via Zoom. Previous recordings of our workshops are available. Just click on a workshop title to expand the page to find the links.

Winter Workshops

Advanced Techniques for Managing Your Citations in Endnote 20

This mini-series consists of three 30-minute interactive online sessions on more advanced features of Endnote 20. If you have struggled with journal citation styles or want new techniques for organizing large Endnote libraries for comprehensive literature reviews for a thesis or synthesis review, this is the series for you! Feel free to attend one or all the sessions.

Thursdays: noon-12:30 pm on Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3

Pre-requisites: This workshop does NOT cover the basics of Endnote 20. You will need to be familiar with:

  • Direct exporting of references from databases
  • Creating libraries
  • Using Endnotes Cite While You Write tool in Word.

If you are not already familiar with these functions, we recommend you watch the Managing Your Citations: Introduction to Endnote session.


Have you struggled to find a citation style in Endnote that exactly matches a journal's requirements? In this session you will learn how to customize a citation style and how to use journal terms lists for journal title abbreviations.

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In this session you will learning how to use smart groups to find and organize citations in large Endnote libraries, and how to remove duplicate citations more effectively.  These techniques are useful for any large project, but are particularly applicable to managing citations for theses and synthesis reviews.

Thursday Jan. 27, 2022 noon-12:30 pm Register

In this session you will learn how to use annotations and custom fields to facilitate the management of citations.  These features can be particularly useful for managing citations for a thesis and synthesis reviews.

Thursday Feb. 3, 2022 noon-12:30 pm Register

Previously offered workshops

Do you write in LaTex? Want to find an easy way to create references in your LaTex documents? BibTex is a reference management tool mainly used in conjunction with LaTex. In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate how to build a BibTex database from different resources, how to use JabRef to manage your BibTex database, and how to cite and create reference list in LaTex -- all in just a few clicks! We will also introduce how to use the USask LaTex template to write your thesis.

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 29, 2020 by Librarian Li Zhang (55 mins)

Do you want to keep track of all of the articles you've read and used for various projects and collaborations? Do you want to create in-text citations and references at the press of a button? Come and get an introduction to Endnote, an application which allows you to easily save, organize, and cite all of your references.

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Workshop Recording - Oct. 20, 2021 by Librarian Catherine Boden (49 mins)

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize the articles you’re reading, create bibliographies, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. Come to this session to see a demonstration of these key features and discover if Mendeley is the right reference manager for you!

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Need a system to keep track of all your research sources? Want to save time and take the pain out of formatting references and works cited lists in your research papers or thesis? Zotero is a free, open-source tool to save, organize, format, and cite references to journal articles, books, websites, reports, patents, theses, and more.

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