EndNote vs EndNote Basic vs RefWorks vs Mendeley vs Zotero
View some of the comparison guides below to learn more about the differences & similarities between these citation managers. You can move citations out of one into another so if you try one and don't like it, you can try another!
It usually helps to talk to your advisor, colleagues, classmates, etc. to see what they are using.
The following are all bibliographic/citation management programs that let you build your own library of citations, organize & share your citations, build reference lists with the click of a button, format papers with in-text citations, and more. If the program isn't free, it likely offers a free 30 day trial. This is just a handful of citation managers available. Use the tabbed box below to compare features that are important to you.