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Citation Managers: Comparison Chart

Comparison of Citation Managers

Criteria / Program Manually RefWorks Zotero EndNoteWeb EndNote Mendeley
Price Free Free  Free  Free (while you are at Temple) $115 (Aprox. Educ. Price); $250 (Aprox. regular price) Free (limited), or Subscription
Access Style guides online, or Style manuals in Paley Library. Online anywhere (website and mobile version) Offline on your own computer (Firefox 3.0 Browser Plugin (PC/Mac/Linux)), Sync across computers Online anywhere Desktop Application (integrates with EndNote Web) Desktop Application with online integration
Word Processor Integration Type it in. MSWord MSWord, OpenOffice MSWord MSWord MSWord, LibreOffice, BibTex
Learning Curve Medium Medium Easy Medium Hard Hard
Stores files (pdfs, etc.)? No. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sharing of Citations? Copy and paste. Yes, with many options. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collaboration? No No No Yes Yes Yes