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Citation Management

Citation Management Tools

Citation management tools allow you to collect, manage, and share citations. Features also allow you to insert and format citations within a paper and create a bibliography.  Common citation management tools include EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero. The UCF Libraries provide access to EndNote.

Mendeley and Zotero offer free citations management tools, along with many other citation managers that are available for free or to purchase.

Comparison of Common Features


 

EndNote

Mendeley

Zotero

Vendor Clarivate Elsevier Open Source

Access

Free to UCF students, faculty, staff -- please see UCF Libraries' EndNote guide for details to create a UCF account and download desktop version.

https://guides.ucf.edu/
citations-endnote/home

Create free account for desktop version (Windows, MAC, Linux) and browser access. Install 'web importer' plugin. 

Download from
https://www.mendeley.
com

 

Create free account for desktop version (Windows, MAC, Linux) and browser access. Install 'Chrome Connector' plugin.

Download from
https://www.zotero.org

Storage

Unlimited with
UCF subscription

2 GB cloud storage

300 MB cloud storage

Citation Styles

Includes popular citation styles

Includes popular citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago) and additional styles can be installed within the desktop client.

Includes popular citation styles (APA, MLA, Chicago) and additional styles can be downloaded from Zotero Style Repository.

In-Text Citations &
Bibliography

Plugin for Word, Open Office

Plugin for Word, LibreOffice 

Plugin for Word, LibreOffice

Groups

One private group with up to 100 members.

Private 'invite-only' or public groups.

One private group or invite-only public group with 3 group members.

Unlimited public groups.

Private groups allow you to share documents and citations.

Invite-only public groups allow you to share citations only.

Private 'invite only' or public groups.

Private groups allow you to share documents and citations.

Unlimited private or public groups.

Public groups with closed membership allow you to share documents and citations.

Public groups with open membership allow you to share citations only.

Database
Exporting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Save PDFs

Drag/drop PDFs.

Drag/drop PDFs.

Drag/drop or grab PDFs.

Apps

iOs & Android

iOs & Android

iOs & Android

(Includes some information from Harvard Univ Library and Univ of Pittsburgh Library citation management guides.)