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Comparisons of other citation management tools: Mendeley and Zotero


While EndNote is available to our users with a WakeHealth email and is supported by Carpenter Library, there are other options that are free.

Mendeley and Zotero are both web-based free bibliographic citation managers.

The three programs are used to:

  • gather citations from several sources including databases,
  • store them online,
  • organize them in collections,
  • share them in online groups, and
  • place them in Word documents as in-text citations and bibliographies.

Citation Management Comparisons

Compare EndNote 21 Mendeley Zotero
Version details Windows and Mac users    
Cost Free for Wakeheatlh emails Free Free
Integrate with MS Word Cite While You Write plugin    
Share Library share with up to 1000 other users
unlimited shared to you
Bibliographic Output Styles 7000+    

File format accepted from databases

650+ desktop, RIS for EndNote Web    

For a complete list to compare current EndNote21, desktop, web, and basic versions, check out this pdf by Clarivate:

Or this one from Research Software:  Compare EndNote versions


To compare Endnote X9, 20, and 21 versions, check out this Clarivate comparison chart :




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