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Bibliographic Management Software

General Information

 

EndNote

http://endnote.com/

Zotero

http://www.zotero.org/

Mendeley

http://www.mendeley.com/

Mobile Access EndNote Web has a mobile version. Login with your email and EndNote Web password. Third Party Mobile Apps

iPhone & iPad Apps

Android Apps

Type Desktop client and browser extension for Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera Desktop client and browser extension for Edge, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari Desktop client and browser extension for Firefox, Chrome and Safari
       

Cost*

This may change, for the most up to date pricing, please check the website.

Free: 2GB, 50,000 citations (EndNote Basic)

One time purchase of $119.95 through the ThinkEDU online store

Free: 300 MB storage

$20/year: 2 GB storage

$60/year: 6 GB storage

$120/year: Unlimited storage

Zotero Lab

Free: 2GB storage

$4.99/month: 5GB storage
$9.99/month: 10GB storage
$14.99/month: unlimited

More Info

  EndNote Zotero Mendeley
Learning Curve Higher Learning curve Quick to learn, very simple design Quick to learn, simple design
Strengths

Numerous output styles     

Highly customizable

Can handle a large amount of references

Good for major research projects because it has the most options for customization and formatting

Excellent for organizing citation

Download of records is easy

Good for managing a variety of formats, including webpages

Downloads records for some databases that don’t work with Endnote and RefWorks such as Factiva

Manage PDFs

Share citations and documents

Social aspect, see what others are reading or citing

Pulls metadata from PDFs

Mobile Access EndNote Web has a mobile version. Login with your email and EndNote Web password. Third Party Mobile Apps

iPhone & iPad Apps

Android Apps

Collaborate

Yes, both with individuals and groups

Yes, both with individuals and groups

Yes, both with individuals and groups