Citation Tool Comparison

Citation tools (also called bibliographic management tools or citation managers) help you organize, manage and format citations for your research.

 

EndNote

Mendeley

Refworks

Zotero

Cost, Registration
Free for Duke users: Download Free: Create Account Free for Duke users: Create Account Free: Create Account
Access
Desktop client software Web-based or desktop client Web-based Web-based, works in web browser
Most Useful for...
Complex research projects, dissertations Web research, networking Coursework Web research
Sharing
 Share via library files or EndNote Web Public and private groups  Share via RefShare   Public and private groups 
Citation Styles
EndNote styles Mendeley styles RefWorks styles Zotero styles
Windows/Mac
Versions for PC and Mac Web-based Web-based Web-based