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Research Organization with Citation Managers

Comparing Citation Managers

Things To Consider When Choosing A Tool

  EndNote Mendeley Zotero
Desktop app? Yes Yes Yes
Operating systems supported Windows, macOS Windows, macOS, Linux Windows, macOS, Linux
Web-version? Yes Yes



Desktop app: $114.95 (students)

                      $209.95 (fac/staff)

Online version: free to UT affiliates

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 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 Yes, see workshops Yes, see workshops

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

Last updated: September 1, 2021

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