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Citation Management Tools

Guide to help you choose, install, and use citation managers like Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote Basic.
  Zotero
Zotero
Mendeley
Mendeley
EndNote Basic
EndNote Basic
Software installation / OS Yes
Win, Mac, Linux
Yes
Win, Mac, Linux
No
(web-based)
Web plugin / Browsers Yes
Chrome, Firefox, Safari
Yes
Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE

Yes
Windows IE

Mobile app Yes
iOS / Android
Yes
iOS / Android
Yes
iOS
Word processor integration Yes
MS Word (Win & Mac), LibreOffice
Yes
MS Word (Win & Mac), LibreOffice
Yes
MS Word (Win & Mac)
Cost Free (option to buy additional cloud storage) Free (option to buy additional cloud storage) Free to Drake with the library's Web of Science subscription
Direct export from databases Yes
Web translators
Yes
Web importer
Yes
Capture Reference tool
Edit or create custom citation styles Yes Yes No
Add notes to references Yes Yes Yes
Collaborate and share Can create public and private groups Can create public and private groups (only 1 free private group of 3 members) Can share with other EndNote Basic users
Duplicate detection Yes Yes Yes
Number of reference types 34 pre-defined 20 pre-defined 55 pre-defined
Storage capacity (free) 300MB cloud storage 2GB cloud storage 2GB cloud storage
Maximum number of records Unlimited records per library (up to storage limit) Unlimited records per library (up to storage limit) 10,000 records per library