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Citation managers for scientists, engineers and mathematicians: Citation Managers

Overview

The following table is an overview of the two citation managers supported at Cornell Library Mendeley and Zotero. Other options for citation management include Papers, PaperPile, and JabRef.

 

Citation Manager Comparison Chart

 

Zotero

Mendeley

Where do I get it?

www.zotero.org www.mendeley.com
Where can I use it? Zotero for Firefox, or Zotero Standalone with
browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
Desktop or web version
How much does it cost? Free, paid options for additional storage Free, or paid accounts

Where are my references stored?

Remotely on the web with local backups Remotely on the web with local backups

Platforms

PC, Mac, and Linux
iOS and Android
PC, Mac, and Linux
iOS and Android

Import/Export BibTeX

Yes Yes

Import bibliographies and PDFs

Will automatically extract metadata
from imported PDFs
Will automatically extract metadata
from imported PDFs

Attach PDFs to references

Yes, stored on server and locally Yes, stored on server and locally

Search full text of articles

Yes Yes
Sharing references

Various group management and
permission settings available

Various collaboration options available
by subscription.  Allows up to a group of 3 when sharing references.