Select the Best Reference Management Program for You

Are you looking for a way to store references and files, create bibliographies and cite references in your papers?  There are many programs to choose from.  Here is a simple comparison of four popular programs.  For more information, contact us.

  EndNote Mendeley RefWorks Zotero
How do I get it? Download Download Register for account Mozilla Firefox
Where do I use it? Computer it is downloaded to. Note: can also use web version. Computer it is downloaded to Any computer with internet access On the Firefox browser with Zotero extension installed.
How much will it cost? Paid for by U of R Free Paid for by U of R Free
Where will my references be stored? Computer it is downloaded to. Can sync with web version. Computer – can sync with web version RefWorks server accessible via an internet connect and your RefWorks logon In Firefox on your computer. Backed up to web.
Can I attach files to references? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Where are my attached files stored? Computer it is downloaded to. Can sync with desktop version. Computer it is downloaded to- can sync to web version RefWorks server accessible via an internet connect and your RefWorks logon In Firefox on your computer. Backed up to web.
Link to Find Text at UR from references? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Works with word processing programs so I can insert citations into my papers. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Annotate/Highlight PDFs? Yes Yes No No
Search feature to locate my references. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Share references. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Format bibliography from list of references. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Import references from database searches. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Can use once I graduate from the University of Rochester. No Yes Yes Yes
Storage capacity Store up to 25,000 references.1GB for file attachments.Desktop/Web versions 1 GB with free version. 5 GB 100 MB with free version
Number of citation styles to choose from. > 5000 > 1000 > 3000 > 1700
Add personal notes to references. Yes Yes Yes Yes
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