RefWorks (Legacy version)

This guide will present RefWorks to help with managing your sources as you research.

Comparing Citation Managers

Features Endnote Web icon EndNote Basic Mendeley iconMendeley Zotero iconZotero
Add notes to references Yes, in “notes” field Yes, via “notes” tab in desktop version Yes, notes can stand alone or be attached to references
Annotate PDFs No Yes No, but will sync PDFs annotated with 3rd party software
Attachment limits No limit on attachments per citation; No limit on attachments per citation; No limit on attachments per citation;
no limit on file size; total attachment storage limited to 2GB Attachment file size limited to 250MB; total (free) attachment cloud storage limited to 2GB no limit on file size; total (free) attachment cloud storage limited to 300MB
Auto-complete data entry No Yes, for journal title, tags, keywords Yes, for author(s), journal title, tags
Collaboration and sharing Share EndNote Web account with other EndNote Web users (cannot share file attachments) Create public and private groups Create public and private groups
     
Create shared groups that all users can edit Automatic synchronization of collections among multiple computers Automatic synchronization of collections among multiple computers
     
  One private group of 3 members free (costs for private groups)  
     
Cost Paid by UA Libraries Free; option to pay for additional cloud storage or additional private groups Free; option to pay for additional cloud storage
Creates formatted bibliographies and in-text citations in a word processor Yes Yes Yes
Direct export from online datbases Yes, via Capture Reference importer Yes, via web importer Yes, via web translators
Direct search of online databases Yes: List Can search the Mendeley database (papers in the libraries of other users) No
Duplicate detection Yes Yes Yes
Edit or create citation styles No Yes, via the Mendeley CSL Yes, via Citation Style Editor
Export data between citation managers Yes Yes Yes
Field searching No - searches entire record only Yes, by author, title, publication names, year & notes Yes, any field
Filters for importing from online databases Yes Import from supported websites and databases via web importer. Imports wikis, websites, and databases via translators. Web snapshot retains the presentation of a particular web page.
Full-text PDF search No Yes Yes
Global find/replace editing Yes No No
Journal abbreviation lists None Abbreviations based on citation style selected; can be edited Version 4.0 and later can automatically abbreviate journal titles in Index Medicus/MEDLINE format
Mobile device applications No iPad/iPhone app, Android app 3rd party iOS and Android apps
Number of reference types 51 pre-defined 20 pre-defined 38 pre-defined
Operating System Requirements (for most recent version) Web-based Windows; Mac; Linux Windows; Mac; Linux
Read-only sharing Yes (Read-only share “group” with anyone who has an EndNote Web account) Yes (By “follow” option through web interface) Yes (Via member settings within groups)
Retrieve citation information from PDF No Yes- PDF text analyzed for information, DOI, Arxiv, PubMed, Crossref ids all used; Mendeley also uses it's own database to check citations Yes - uses DOI or other extracted information from PDF; matches in Google Scholar
RSS feeds No Yes Yes
Screen capture webpages No No Yes
Sorting capabilities Author, title, year, and more Any field Any field
Spell check No No No
Storage in cloud and maximum number of records 2GB cloud storage 2GB cloud storage 300MB cloud storage
     
10,000 records/library Unlimited records/library Unlimited records/library
     

NOTE: This chart is adapted from one found on the University of Wisconsin- Madison libraries website: https://www.library.wisc.edu/research-support/collecting-organizing-analyzing-information/citation-managers/comparison-chart/