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, or RefWorks||Each has a mechanism for sharing with a group.|
Consider the following.
|EasyBib||Zotero||RefWorks||Mendeley||EndNote Web||EndNote desktop|
|Cost||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||yes||yes||no|
|Citation styles available||MLA, APA, Chicago / Turabian||18 to start with; install 2000 more||over 2000||2728||thousands||~5300|
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
What I do in the library::
Teach people to find and evaluate information; select books for Teacher Preparation & Certification Program and for the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program