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Citation Managers for Research Organization

Comparing Citation Managers

Things To Consider When Choosing A Tool

  EndNote Mendeley** Zotero
Desktop app? Yes Yes - only Mendeley Reference Manager after 9/1/2022 Yes
Operating systems supported Windows, macOS Windows, macOS, Linux Windows, macOS, Linux
Web-version? Yes Yes



Desktop app:

Search for "EndNote" at the Campus Computer Store

$146 (students)           

$250 (fac/staff)

$125 (EndNote 21 upgrade - must have existing product key)

Online version "with Web of Science" is free to UT affiliates

Online Basic is free to everyone

App: free

Up to 2GB of cloud storage* free, $4.99/mo+ for more

App: free

Up to 300MB of cloud storage* free, extra storage from $20/year

Allows shared library creation? Yes Yes


Allows PDF sync? Yes Yes Yes
Word processor plugin? Microsoft Word, LibreOffice (4.x, 5.x, 6.x only), Apple Pages, Google Docs with EndNote 21 Microsoft Word, LibreOffice (7.x (latest version)) Microsoft Word, LibreOffice (all versions), Google Docs
Support structure Videos and self-guided resources, email, phone Guides, forums, email, chat Self-guided documentation and forums
UT Libraries provides workshops? Yes, see workshops Not currently, see Mendeley page for more detail Yes, see workshops
After you leave UT, will you still have access to this tool?

Desktop app: Yes

Online version "with Web of Science":  No, but it will convert to an Online Basic account. 

Online Basic: Yes



* For more information on storage options, see the Mendeley and Zotero pages.

**The UT Libraries Citation Management Support Group will end support for Mendeley as of June 1, 2024.

Last updated: July 6, 2022 / reviewed Feb. 22, 2024

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