EasyBib, Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and Mendeley can help you to store the citations you find during your research.
They all make it easy to format a works cited list. Which is best for you? It depends on what you need in a citation tool.
|If you need to...||Use||Because|
|Cite a few sources in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian||EasyBib||You don't have to set up an account or import records to create citations.|
|Easily import citations from websites||Zotero or EasyBib||Zotero allows you to capture and annotate website information; with EasyBib, paste in a web address and fill out the form to create a citation.|
|Share citations with a group||Zotero, EasyBib, RefWorks, Endnote Web||Each has a mechanism for sharing with a group.|
Consider the following:
Free to Tulane students, faculty, staff
|Free||Free to Tulane students, faculty, staff||Free||Free to Tulane students, faculty, staff||$249.95|
|Use on multiple computers||yes||yes (must sync first)||yes||yes||yes||no|
|Import from databases||no||yes||yes (direct export from some databases)||yes||yes (direct export from some databases)||yes|
|Import from websites||copy URL and fill out form||yes||yes, with Ref-Grab-it||yes||yes, with bookmark||no|
|Link to PDFs||no||yes||yes, enter manually or use TU Link||yes||yes, via TU Link||no|
|Citation styles available||MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian,
ASA, AMA, CSE,
Chicago Author - Date, ACS, Harvard.
|18 to start with; install 2000 more||over 2000||2728||thousands||~5300|
Wikimedia Foundation. Comparison of Reference Management Software.
University of Washington Libraries. Citation Styles & Tools.
UW-Madison Libraries. Citation Managers Comparison Chart.