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Citation Managers Comparison Chart

Compare citation managers to pick the one that is best for you.

Feature

Zotero

Mendeley

EndNote online

Cost

Free Basic Account

Cost for additional storage.

Free Basic Account

Cost for additional storage.

Free

Website

Zotero

Mendeley

EndNote online

Support

Zotero Documentation

Mendeley Support

EndNote online

Web based?

Web and/or desktop applications available. Connectors for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers available.

Web and/or desktop applications available. Connectors for Chrome and Firefox browsers available.

Yes, supports Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer browsers.

Can I work on multiple computers?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Can I work without an internet connection?

Yes

Yes

No

Can I work on a group project or share citations?

Yes

Yes (up to 3 collaborators)

Yes

Word-processor compatibility

MS Word plugin (Win/Mac)

Libre Office plugin (Win/Mac/Linux)

Google Docs (when using Firefox or Chrome plugin)

MS Word plugin (Win/Mac)

Libre Office plugin (Win/Mac/Linux)

Mendeley Cite MS Word add-in (Win/Mac/iPad)

MS Word plugin (Win/Mac)

Import from databases

Yes

Yes

Yes

Import from web pages

Yes

Yes

Yes (with Capture Reference bookmarklet)

Import PDF metadata

Yes

Yes

No

Storage capacity

Unlimited on desktop (restricted by local storage capacity);

300MB web attachment storage. Low cost to upgrade storage, see Zotero storage plans.

Unlimited on desktop (restricted by local storage capacity);

2GB web attachment storage.

2GB web attachment storage, 50 000 references

Attach files (i.e. PDFs)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create a bibliography

Yes

Yes

Yes

Number of citation styles

8000+ (selected default styles installed, more styles can be found in the Zotero Style Repository)

7000+ (selected default styles installed, more styles can be found at CitationStyles.org)

Limited to the 21 most popular citation styles, including MLA and APA.

Cannot edit or create citation styles.

Other information

Can edit citations through Citation Style Editor

 

Best option for systematic reviews.

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