Citation managers such as EndNote Basic (aka EndNote Online), EndNote 20, Zotero, and Mendeley are tools for managing your citations. Among other things, citation managers can help you to:
The "best" citation manager will depend on the functions you're looking for in a citation manager.
Each citation manager shares some of the same, basic functions, including, among other things, the ability to:
However, there are functions that only some citation managers have. The UW Libraries' Comparison Chart provides a comprehensive comparison of the available functions in EndNote Basic, EndNote 20, Zotero, and Mendeley.
Important Note: If you are co-writing a paper as a team (i.e., more than one person will be adding citations to a single document), it is preferable that all team members use the same citation manager for the project.
EndNote 21 is here! You can find information on how to purchase EndNote 21 on the EndNote website. A page for EndNote 21 on this guide will be here soon!
New videos for EndNote 20 are here! Check them out on the EndNote 20 tab of this guide.
New videos for Mendeley are here! Check them out on the Mendeley tab of this guide.