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Reference Managers: Zotero and Mendeley

Created by Patricia Kok

   

 
Tutorial Quick Start Guide Tutorial Videos
Cost Free and open source Free
What do I need to  do? Create account, download a standalone onto your laptop/desktop, and install plugins in browsers and MS Word or LibreOffice. Create account, download a standalone onto your laptop/desktop, and install plugins in browsers and MS Word or LibreOffice.
Operating Systems

Windows, Mac, Linux, and IOS and Android

Windows, Mac, Linux, and IOS and Android

Can I collaborate? Yes, you can share references in your Zotero library after syncing through your account at zotero.org Yes, through your Mendeley web account.
More help Zotero Support Mendeley Help Guides

If these do not meet your needs, please consult these comparison charts from the University of Toronto or WikipediaBe aware that some of the tools mentioned on these sites have limited free access. 

Other Popular Citation Tools  EasyBib        BibMe        KnightCite       EndNote Basic

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