Click the logos for more info on each program, and see below for a slide deck presenting an overview of these tools.
Basic account with some storage for free, and fees are incurred for greater storage capacity.
|Basic account with some storage for free, and fees are incurred for greater storage capacity.||EndNote basic is available for free; EndNote Desktop is available to purchase.|
|Access||Free desktop version syncs with your online library.||Free desktop version (Reference Manager) syncs with your online library.||EndNote basic is web-only.|
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Find and download new styles if yours is not included.
|Find and download new styles if yours is not included.||EndNote basic includes 21 citation styles but does not allow for importing new ones.|
Create a group library online (zotero.org) for use in your online and desktop library.
|Create groups through Desktop or Reference Manager to share references with others.||EndNote basic only provides citations, not the full article, but others in your group can contribute citations too.|
Zotero, being independent, doesn't integrate with a database but does provide the easiest way to import a reference through the browser plug-in that lets you press a button on your browser to import whatever it is you're looking at, from a database or on the web.
|Scopus and ScienceDirect allow you to easily save references to Mendeley (all three are owned by the publisher Elsevier).||EndNote basic directly links to Web of Science (both owned by the same company, Clarivate Analytics), while EBSCO databases also provide a means to export a reference right to EndNote.|
Can export references to BibTex for use with LaTeX.
|Can export references to BibTex for use with LaTeX.||Can export references to BibTex for use with LaTeX.|