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APA, MLA, Chicago/Turbian, AMA - Citation Styles: Citation Managers

This resource guide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.There are different styles which format the information differently.

This page is intended to provide an introduction to storing, organizing, and sharing your research with citation management tools.

What is a citation management system?

A citation management system is a tool designed to make your work easier!

There are many great features to a citation management system:

  • save and organize your references
  • insert and format citations within your paper
  • create a bibliography
  • search library databases
  • collaborate with others online
  • discover the latest research
Zotero Mendeley EndNote Basic
Vendor Open Source Elsevier Clarivate

Connector tool allows for easy reference information capture

Captures website snapshots

Sharing capabilities include public and private groups

Crowd sourced database and individual paper recommendations 

Share references with other EndNote Online users anywhere in the world.

Use your citations from any computer.

Word Processor Capability YES YES YES
Share Resources With Others YES YES Yes, if others have EndNote.
Operating System Support Linux, Mac, Windows, Zotero for Mobile Mac, Windows, Linux, iOs app Mac, Windows
Cost Free (extra cost for upgraded storage) Free  The online-only version, EndNote Basic, is available for free but with fewer features. 
Storage 300 MB 2 GB 2 GB

This guide includes content adapted with permission from the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.