Citation Management Tools: Comparison Chart

Citation Manager Who Can Use How to Access Word Processor Plugins Save, Annotate & Store PDFs
Refworks *
  • UNL students
  • UNL faculty
  • UNL staff
  • UNL alumni

* Your unl.edu university email address is required to set up a RefWorks account.

  • web browser
  • Microsoft Word
  • Google Docs
  • Save: Yes
  • Annotate: Yes
  • Cloud storage: unlimited
Mendeley
  • Everyone
  • desktop software
  • web browser
  • iOS and Android apps
  • Microsoft Word
  • LibreOffice
  • Save: Yes
  • Annotate: Yes
  • Cloud storage: 2GB
Zotero
  • Everyone
  • desktop software
  • web browser
  • 3rd party apps for iOS and Android
  • Microsoft Word
  • LibreOffice
  • Save: Yes
  • Annotate: Yes
  • Cloud storage: 300MB
EndNote Basic
  • Everyone
  • web browser
  • iOS app
  • Microsoft Word
  • Save: Yes
  • Annotate: Yes
  • Cloud storage: 2GB