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Using Zotero

Zotero is a free citation management tool.You can use Zotero to collect, manage and cite your research resources. You can also create collections/libraries for specific research projects, share data with collaborators, and generate bibliographies.

Comparison Chart

Citation Management Tool Comparison Chart

Citation Management Software Comparison

 

Citation Management Software Comparison

 

Endnote

Endnote Web

Zotero

RefWorks

Cost

 

$200+

Free (Endnote basic)

Free

Free to Fitchburg students

Web based Access/Storage

 

No

Yes

No

Yes

Import references from online databases

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Store references online and share with others

No

Yes

Free / Online storage free up to 300 MB / Additional storage space available

Yes

MS Word Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Google Docs Integration

No

No

No

No

Create custom bibliographic styles

Yes

No

No, but can import EndNote styles

Yes

Requires online connection

No

Yes

No

Yes

Other

Available for Windows and MacOS

 

Requires Firefox browser

Available for Windows and MacOS

Mobile Access

No

No; App on Ipad available

There are no official Zotero apps for mobile devices, there are several third party solutions.

Yes

RefWorks.com/Mobile