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Citation Style Guides: Citation Management Solutions

Chart of Citation Management Solutions

Chart created by Cynthia Henry

 

RefWorks

EndNote

EndNote Basic (Web)

Mendeley

EasyBib

Zotero

 Colwiz

 Access

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Web-based

 Yes

 No

Yes

 Yes*

 Yes

 Yes*

  Yes

 Must be online to use

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

  No

 Cost

 $$

 $$

 Free 

 Free**

 Free

 Free**

  Free

 Adding References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Import from online databases

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes***

 No

 Yes

 Yes, w/desktop

 Import citation info from webpages

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Connects with TTU SFX for full text

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

 Yes

 No

 Output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Create bibliographies

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Yes

 Yes

 In-text references

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 No

Yes

 Yes

 Sharing, Storing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tag items for discussion

 No

 No

 No

 Yes

 No

Yes, in shared collections

 Yes

 Collaborate

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes 

Yes, free up to 3 members in basic account

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Storage

 Yes, 5G per person

 Yes local storage

Yes, 50,00 refs., cloud based

 Yes, 2G per person 

 No

 Yes, 100 MB, cloud based

 Yes, 2G per person

 Syncing features

 n/a

 Sync with EndNote Basic

 Sync with EndNote

 Sync library with multiple computers

Sync with Zotero library

 n/a

 Sync library with multiple computers

 Sync library with multiple devices


  *  Mendeley and Zotero both have a desktop software application that syncs data and makes it accessible via the web. To add citations you must use an Internet browser Add-on. 

 **  Free to use, but to access more features, you can upgrade your account which costs for both Mendeley and Zotero.

*** Mendeley allows information from webpages to be imported or you can download a PDF and import the PDF using Mendeley desktop software.

Subject Guide

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