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Citation Management

Mendeley | Zotero | EndNote Basic

Guides for Popular Writing Syles:

AMA Manual of Style : A Guide for Authors and Editors
The AMA Manual of Style, 11th edition. Online edition.

From the Purdue Online Writing Lab: Citation generators and converters
All three programs (Mendeley, Zotero, and Endnote Basic):
  • Free, reference management software that are accessible anywhere online
  • Capture and organize all your research without ever leaving the browser with add-ons or extensions
  • Connect with Microsoft Word to insert citations and format them automatically according to popular styles
  • Allow you to save PDFs into your library
  • Minimum free 300MB of online storage

Mendeley (PC, Mac, Linux)
  • Free software that you can use online and download to a computer. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • Download Mendeley Reference Manager, previously called Mendeley Desktop
  • Organizes and manages the pdfs that are already on your computer
  • Free 2GB of online storage
  • Introduces social networking tools to collaborate with fellow researchers, including sharing lists of references and collaborative tagging of documents
  • Sync PDFs to your web account for access to them anywhere you are online
  • Annotate PDFs.
  • Search within the text of all of your PDFs
  • Web importer to your browser for quickly adding articles or webpages
  • Difficulty importing accurate metadata for some source types

Zotero (Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS) Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
  • Free, open-source reference management software with a desktop version and an online version.
  • Zotero for Firefox lets you capture and organize all your research without ever leaving the browser
  • Zotero Standalone runs as a separate application and plugs into your choice of browser
  • Free 300MB of online storage
  • Automatically capture citation information from web pages via Zotero's single click capture (browser add-on/extension)
  • Import citations from other citation managers
  • Create bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Google Docs and OpenOffice
  • Limited free cloud-based storage space; works best with one primary workstation

EndNote Basic
  • Online version of EndNote free to MUSM faculty, students and staff via the libraries' subsciption to Web of Science.
  • Access via anywhere or via MUSM Library subscription to Clarivate Analytics Web of Science
  • Free 2GB of online storager
  • Attach PDFs to your library
  • Web/browser add-on available for quickly adding articles or webpages
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