Citation Management tools are designed to help you organize the hundreds of articles and references you will be collecting over the course of your studies and research activities. Each Citation Management tool comes with a variety of features and at costs ranging from free to reasonable discounts. By using Citation Management tools you can:
- Import references from most literature databases
- Group references by topic, project or specific question you are researching
- Import PDF files, pull out bibliographic information, and annotate
- Create in-text citations and bibliographies while writing papers, articles, proposals, etc.
Which program is best for you will depend on your workflow preferences, budget and learning curve:
|I need to:||Use:||Why:|
|Work From Multiple Computer Locations||
|Have Unlimited Citation Storage Space||
EndNote and Workspace allow for unlimited citation storage.
|Work On A Mobile Device||
|Work Without An Internet Connection||EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and F1000Workspace can be used offline in the desktop version but must be synced when on an Internet connection.|
|Collaborate With Others||
|Get Technical Assistance|
|Be Able To Learn Quickly||