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Managing Your Citations: An Overview of Citation Managers: Citation Managers Comparison

Chart of Citation Management Solutions

 

RefWorks

EndNote

EndNote Web (Basic/Online)

Mendeley

EasyBib

Zotero

Web Based

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 Yes*

 Yes

  Yes*

Must be online to use

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

Cost

 $$

 Free for  TTU, library  resource

 Free 

 Free**

 Free**

 Free**

Import from online databases

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes***

 No

 Yes

Import citation info from web pages

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

Interacts with TTU link for full text

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 No

 No

 Yes

Importing from computer folder

 No

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 No

 Yes

Create bibliographies

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

In-text references

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 No

Yes

Tag items for discussion

 No

 No

 No

 Yes

 No

 Yes, in shared  collections

Collaborate

 Yes

 Yes, with up  to 14  others

 Yes 

 Yes, free up to 3  members in  basic account

 Yes

 Yes

Storage

 Yes, 5G per  person

 Yes, local  storage

 Yes, 50,00  refs., cloud  based

 Yes 2G per  person 

 No

 Yes, 100 MG,  cloud based

 

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

 

Desktop/Mobile

 Windows,  Mac

 Windows,  Mac, iOS 7

 Windows,  Mac, iOS 7

 Windows, Mac,  Linux, iOS,  Android

 n/a

 Windows,  Mac, Linux,  iOS, Android

 

Plug-in for Browser

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 No

 Yes

 

Help/ Assistance/ Support

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 Yes

 

 

*Mendeley and Zotero both have a local client application that syncs data accessible on the web. To add citations you must use an Add-on to your browser. 

**Free to use, but to get more features you can upgrade accounts which costs.

***Mendeley allows information from web pages to be imported or you can download a PDF and import the PDF into Mendeley's local client.

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