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APA for Peabody Students

Quick links to online APA resources for Peabody College students.


The EndNote citation management software allows you to create your own personal library of references to books, articles and documents. References can include citation information (author, title, publisher, etc.) as well as annotations, graphics, and even copies of the documents themselves. EndNote then works with Microsoft Word and other word processors to automatically add references to your paper and format your bibliography in the proper style (MLA, APA, Chicago Style, etc.).


Mendeley is a desktop and web program for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data and collaborating online. It combines Mendeley Desktop, a PDF and reference management application (available for Windows, Mac and Linux) with Mendeley Web, an online social network for researchers.

Mendeley requires the user to store all basic citation data on its servers—storing copies of documents is at the user's discretion. Upon registration, Mendeley provides the user with 2 GB of free web storage space, and the institution edition offers free 100 GB storage space if register with Vanderbilt emails.

Vanderbilt have an institutional license. Register with your Vanderbilt email and you will be automatically assigned a premium upgrade.

For more information, visit the Library's Citation Management Research Guide.


Zotero is a FREE Firefox application that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use since it lives in your Web broswer where you do your work.    

Consider it as an online briefcase that helps you organize your citations, and it will even create bibliogrpahies in the style of your choice. (although use that feature with extreme caution since some citation elements may be incorrect!)

Installing Zotero:  

Zotero operates on any operating system. It requires Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or greater.

To install:

  1. Go to and click on the red "Download" button, then follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. Click the "Allow" button, then "Install Now" and then restart Firefox when prompted.
  3. A small Zotero button should appear at the bottom of your Firefox window.

 To add Zotero to Word:

  1. Go to
  2. Follow the instructions to install the Mac or Windows plugin.
  3. This will add a Zotero toolbar to MS Word.