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Citation Manager Comparison: Home

What is a Citation Manager?

Citation managers, or bibliographic management software, can save you hours by keeping track of your sources and formatting your bibliographies.

RefWorks and Write-N-Cite are available at no cost to MSU-Moorhead students, faculty, and staff. Zotero is available as a free Firefox plugin for anyone to download.

Feature Comparison

EndNote EasyBib
Zotero RefWorks Procite
Cost $115.95-299.95* Free Free Free for Concordia Students.  or $100 $170-329
Web based No Yes No Yes No
Import references from online databases Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Store references online and share with others No Yes Yes Yes No
MS Word integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create custom bibliographic styles Yes No No, but can import EndNote styles Yes Yes
Requires online connection No Yes No Yes No
Other Available for Windows and MacOS Requires Firefox browser

*Free for NDSU students.

Zotero

Get Zotero

Zotero

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a Firefox addon that collects, manages, and cites research sources. It's easy to use, lives in your web browser where you do your work, and best of all it's free. Zotero allows you to attach PDFs, notes and images to your citations, organize them into collections for different projects, and create bibliographies using Word or OpenOffice.

Since it's a Firefox plugin, it automatically updates itself periodically to work with new online sources and new bibliographic styles.

Zotero Quick Start Guide

See also this great guide published by the Zotero developers themselves. Also available as a PDF.

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