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Writer & Author Resources: Managing References

Subject guide with Mayo and web resources to help with the writing process

Verifying or Completing References

Citation Management Tools

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Style Manuals & Citation Guides


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Comparison Table of Citation Managers

With the variety of citation management options available, it's important to choose the tool that is right for you. This page lists some alternatives to using Endnote .

  EndNote Mendeley Zotero
Cost $75 per license (free to Mayo Clinic employees) Free for basic version (2GB of storage)

Free for basic version (300MB of storage)

Web/desktop Desktop and web versions Desktop and web versions Desktop and web versions
Importing From databases From databases and webpages From databases and webpages
PDFs Allows highlighting and note taking Allows highlighting and note taking PDF files management and organization; can sync with third-party annotation software
Sharing and Collaborating Can share with up to 100 collaborators                                                                          Several types of groups available. Users with free accounts can only create one group with three members. Can sync group libraries, but there is a fee:
Learning Curve Not as user-friendly as other options.  Quick to install and easy to learn; user-friendly interface Easy to learn, simple design