Citation guide

Which reference management software should I choose?

There are a number of softwares for managing references. The table below presents a comparison of the reference management softwares that the library gives courses and/or support in.

 

EndNote X9

EndNote Basic

Mendeley

Zotero

Cost ca 1700 SEK Free Free Free
Installation Can be ordered and installed via the Uppsala University Licensing Database Download via the website Download via the website Download via the website
Storage Unlimited storage of references and attached files via EndNote Online 50.000 references 2 GB free storage on the online account. More storage can be bought 300 MB free storage on the online account. More storage can be bought
Operating system

Mac

Windows

Mac

Windows

Mac

Windows

Linux

Mac

Windows

Linux

Web browser

Chrome

Firefox

IE

Safari

Chrome

Firefox

IE

Safari

Chrome

Firefox

IE

Safari

Chrome

Firefox

Safari

Word processor plug-in

MS Word

Apple Pages

OpenOffice

LibreOffice

MS Word

Apple Pages

OpenOffice

LibreOffice

MS Word

OpenOffice

LibreOffice

BibTeX/LaTeX

MS Word

OpenOffice

LibreOffice

BibTeX/LaTeX

Google Docs

Reference styles

ca 500 pre-installed

+7000 via EndNote.com

21 with the free version

+ 7000 if you create an account via Uppsala University (Web of Science)

+ 8000 styles + 9000 styles
Edit reference styles Yes. Relatively simple to make own adjustments to styles No Yes. You need to have knowledge of CSL Yes. You need to have knowledge of CSL
Access from several devices Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sharing references Yes (with or without attached files) Yes Yes (with or without attached files) Yes
Reference types +50 editable reference types, with possibility to add more +50 +20 +30