Posted by: bluesyemre | April 8, 2013

Which citation manager or bibliographic management software should I use?

EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, Citavi, Zotero,  JabRef?

Some things to consider when choosing a program:

  • Is the program compatible with my operating system and word processing package?
  • Do I need remote access to my reference collection?
  • Do I need to share my reference sets with others? What are they using?
  • Can I transfer my references to another system? Different organisations use different systems.
  • Am I willing to undertake some online tutorials or attend some training to learn how to use the software effectively?
  • Where are my references stored?
  • Is the program available on University-owned computers? (Usually not an issue for web-based tools).
  • Which tool do researchers in your discipline tend to use? Does it matter?  Talk to people in your department.

Managing References:

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