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Using Reference Managers

Did you know that Reference Managers can help you collect your references and format your citations for you as you write? 

See the chart below to help you choose the one that best meets your needs.

Comparing reference managers

  EndNote
(Desktop)
Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
HSL Online Guides EndNote Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
Classes at HSL EndNote Classes Mendeley Classes   Sciwheel Classes
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH
 

Mendeley is free
UNC-CH Add-ons

Zotero is free Free through UNC-CH
Notes See EndNote Basic/Online guide for further details on the free online version     Use this link to create account.  Select No, I'm a new user then select password.
How is it used? Computer
+ Web
Computer
+ Web
Computer
+ Web
Web
Major citation styles?
Annotation of PDFs
Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions
Instructions for EndNote

Inconsistent

Instructions for Zotero

Instructions for Sciwheel
Adds citation from a PDF
Sharing options X7 and above users have sharing options / email compressed libraries UNC-CH members have unlimited groups See group options here
 
Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
Free online storage X7 and above: unlimited 5,000+ papers
(UNC-CH members have more space)
700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
Unlimited
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (latest)
Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (all)
Microsoft Word
Google Docs
Manuscripts for Mac

Choosing a ref manager

Don't know which reference manager to choose?

Endnote is great for in-depth research projects like systematic reviews, but it costs about $65.  Endnote has customizable duplicate searching so you can remove more duplicates.  It also has a Find Full Text feature that attempts to automatically download the PDFs of articles you select.  Endnote also connects with Word to cite while you are writing. Download the APA 7th edition style if your EndNote library does not yet have it.

SciWheel (formerly F1000) is a web-based alternative that is easy to use.  It connects with Word to cite while you are writing.  You can also import PDFs and SciWheel will create a citation for them.

Mendeley is a free software or a web-based tool that has similar features to SciWheel.  Mendeley is less consistent with providing you links to the full articles, however.

Zotero is another free web-based tool with similar features to SciWheel or Mendeley.  At this time, HSL only offers one-on-one support for Zotero.