We at the Health Sciences Library encourage all our students to use citation managers to help them store citations, keep notes, and insert properly formatted citations and bibliographies into their papers. Whether you use Sciwheel, Endnote, or Zotero, citation managers can make the research and writing process easier.
Each citation manager has its strengths and weaknesses. If you need help picking a citation manager, then please consult the table below which provides an overview of each citation manager.
The time may come when you feel that another manager will better suit your needs. This guide will also outline the steps that you need to go through in order to switch from one citation manager to another.
|HSL Online Guides
|Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
|Classes at HSL
|$108 for students, faculty, & staff through UNC-CH
|Zotero is free
|Free through UNC-CH
|See EndNote Basic 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?
|Major citation styles?
|Annotation of PDFs
|Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions
Instructions for EndNote
Instructions for Zotero
Instructions for Sciwheel
|Adds citation from a PDF
|X7 and above users have sharing options / email compressed libraries
|See group options here
|Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
|Free online storage
|EN21- three year access to EndNote Web with unlimited storage
(more space can be purchased)
Manuscripts for Mac
Basically, think about your needs and decide on your priorities. Possible priorities:
Remember that you can move your references between programs, so if you don't like one program you can always switch.