Bibliographic Management software allows you to gather, organize and use the citations found during the research process. Generally, when searching the web, databases, or catalogs, you can use such software to grab information from books, articles, journals, videos, and dvds and build your own databases of items for your research.
RefWorks works best using the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Mendeley is a reference manager with some added features. As a reference manager it allows you to create citation and bibliographies in using a variety of document creation platforms including Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and LaTeX. In addition it provides a variety of other features including the ability to read and annotate pdfs within software, collect and organize pdfs, share your papers notes, and discover new papers, people to collaborate with and groups. Mendeley's website.
Zotero is an easy to use citation manager. It can help you collect, save, and organize a variety of resources. The stable version is connected to a web browser (firefox). It is designed to do research in the digital world, and can accurately sense the type of material being viewed. Since it is open source there are a number of 3rd party tools associated with the application. Zotero's website.
For more about Bibliographic Management Tools, see the Bibliographic Management subject guide.
|Program||Supported||Web-based||Desktop Based||Collaborative Features||Cost||Open Source|
|EndNote||YES||PARTIAL||YES||PARTIAL||Institutional Supported Account||NO|
|RefWorks||YES||YES||NO||PARTIAL||Institutional Supported Account||NO|
|Mendeley||YES||PARTIAL||YES||YES||Free, $4.99, $9.99||NO|