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Citation Managers Comparison

Desktop vs. Online

Scroll down to preview how the desktop and online interfaces of these citation managers compare.  Below are screenshots (in alphabetical order) for all of the citation managers discussed in this LibGuide: EndNoteMendeleyRefWorks, and ​Zotero. Remember, RefWorks does not have a desktop version. Screenshots here were taken on a PC computer, but the options work for Apple users.

 

Desktop Appearance

Online Appearance

 

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Online

Mendeley Desktop

Mendeley Online

N/A. Remember, there is no desktop version of RefWorks

RefWorks Online

Zotero Desktop

Zotero Online

 

Word Processor Integration

Scroll down to compare what it looks like working in Microsoft Word with each of these citation managers. Below are screenshots for all of the citation managers discussed in this LibGuide: EndNoteMendeleyRefWorks, and ​Zotero. Screenshots here were taken using Microsoft Word 2016 on a PC computer, but the options work for earlier versions of Word and also for Apple users who use Word for Macs.

Microsoft Word Integration

 

Google Docs Integration

 

EndNote Microsoft Word Plugin 

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EndNote 

EndNote does not integrate fully with Google Docs. You can click and drag citations from your EndNote library to a Google Doc, but once you do so, you cannot edit those citations as if the Google Doc version and EndNote Library version were connected.

 

Mendeley Microsoft Word Plugin

Mendeley 

Mendeley does not integrate fully with Google Docs. You can click and drag citations from your Mendeley library to a Google Doc, but once you do so, you cannot edit those citations as if the Google Doc version and Mendeley Library version were connected.

RefWorks Mirosoft Word Plugin

RefWorks Google Docs Chrome Extension

Zotero Microsoft Word Plugin

Zotero Google Docs Chrome Extension

 

Web Capture (in Chrome)

Scroll down to preview how easy it is to gather citation information for webpages and send them as references to your citation managers.  This also works for articles that you are reading in one of our bibliographic databases. Below are screenshots (in alphabetical order) for all of the citation managers discussed in this LibGuide: EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, and ​Zotero.  Screenshots here were taken using the Google Chrome Browser, but each citation manager provides the same options for different browsers.

Endnote Web Capture

Mendeley Web Capture

RefWorks Web Capture

Zotero Web Capture

 

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