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Citation Manager Tools

 

Citation manager, bibliographic management software, and reference management software all refer to the same type of software.  These tools help researchers to build personal databases of citations, organize and manage those references, and then facilitate generating in-text citations and bibliographies.

 

 Comparing Citation Managers

Features

EndNote Web

Mendeley

RefWorks

Zotero

Where do I sign up?

Through the database Web of Science or myendnoteweb

Get Mendeley Sign Up

for RefWorks

Register for Zotero

Cost

Free for UMD Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Free for everyone.

Free for UMD Faculty, Staff, and Students. Free for everyone.

Available after I leave UMD?

No, unless you go to another institution with a subscription or you purchase a personal subscription.

Yes

No, unless you go to another institution with a subscription or you purchase a personal subscription.

Yes

Accessibility

Only available online.

Accessible online and on your workstation.

Only available online. Accessible online and on your workstation.

Can I share citations?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes,in theory, but I have encountered a known bug when trying to add things to a shared folder.

Ability to directly export from the catalog and many databases

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Attach associated files (PDFs, etc.)

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Link to documents (articles, reports, etc.) with UMDs "Find It"

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes, but it must be manually configured.

Word processor compatibility

(requires downloading a plug-in)

MS Word

MS Word, Open Office, and LaTex

MS Word and any other word processor that allows you to save files as .RTF

MS Word, Open Office, and Google Docs

Link to Help / Support pages

 EndNote Web Help page and Tutorials

Mendeley Support and Tutorials

RefWorks Help page and Tutorials

Zotero Support and Tutorials