Citation managers help you gather and store references. They can also help you cite sources when writing a paper.
This guide provides a brief overview of several citatation mangement software programs. The guide is currently a work in progress, but each page includes links to additional resources.
EndNote ($115 for students; $250 regular price)
Choosing a Citation Manager
It works best to choose one citation manager and to use it consistently. Which is right for you? The comparison chart below can help you decide.
Things to consider include:
- Your workflow
- (Do you use one or multiple computers?
- Do you need to work without an Internet connection?
- Are you doing a group project that involves sharing with others?
|Cost||Free to UWG students and faculty||Free to everyone (cost for upgraded storage)||Free to everyone (cost for upgraded storage)||Student price: $115
Regular price: $225
|Access Citations Remotely||Yes||Yes||Yes||Sync with EndNote Web|
|Free Web Storage Space||10 KB for reference
No file attachments
|1 GB||100 MB||50 KB for references
5 GB for file attachments
|Citation Styles||Citation styles||Citation styles||Citation styles|
|PDF Markup / Annotation||Yes||No|
|Citation Plug-Ins for Word & Open Office||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Groups for Sharing Citations||Private & Public||Private & Public||Private|
|Operating Systems||Windows, Mac, Linux||Windows, Mac, Linux||Windows, Mac|
|Compatible With:||Windows: Word 2003, 2007, 2010
Mac: Word 2008, 2011
|Windows: Word 2010, 2007, 2003; OpenOffice.org Writer 3; Wolfram Mathmatica 8
Mac: Word 2011, 2008; Apple Pages '09
|Additional Notes||EndNote users get access to a free 2-year subscription to EndNote Web with Advanced Features|