Which tool is best for you?
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
|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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software
University of Washington Libraries. Citation Mangaement Software. University of Washington Libraries. http://guides.lib.washington.edu/citation-tools
UW-Madison Libraries. Citation Managers Comparison Chart. UW-Madison Libraries. http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html