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Citation Tools: Comparison Chart

Pros and Cons of particular bibliographic software

Citation Tools Comparison Chart

RefMe --this is now Cite this for Me

Mendeley

Zotero

Price/Storage/ Access

Free; web/cloud based

Free 2 GB (Larger storage available for a fee);  Desktop software and web based

Free 300 MB (Storage & upgrades available for a monthly fee);  Desktop software and  browser add-on. Runs as extension from Firefox.

Adding References directly from databases and web pages

Yes, can add directly from web pages; Direct adding from databases to come in the future.

Yes, can add directly from databases/Not from web pages

Yes, can add directly from both.

Generate Citations and Bibliographies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sharing, Collaborate

Yes

Yes

Yes

Group ability to add references to shared folder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cite While You Write

Yes, but only with Word 2016

Yes

Yes with plugin

Mobile Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

Learning Curve

Quick to learn; simple interface

Fairly quick to learn; simple interface.

Quick to learn; fairly simple design

 

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