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About this Guide

This guide was designed to provide you with resources for citing sources in your paper. Hardin Library offers support for EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero.  All of these tools will store and organize citations that can then be inserted into your articles or papers. However, they are not perfect and some basic knowledge of citations styles is required.

 

Choosing a Citation Management Software

EndNote desktop EndNote Basic RefWorks

Best use

Those with complex, ongoing research projects and planning on career of publication who are primarily using the same workstation for research and writing.

Less complex projects. Ideal for those who are going to be using multiple computers for research.

Less complex projects. Ideal for those who are going to be using multiple computers for research.

Cost

Free for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students. $113.95 for undergraduates.

Free for UI Affiliates

Free for UI Affiliates until December 31, 2014.

Location of files

Locally on your computer

On EndNote Basic site (server)

On RefWorks site (server)

Getting citations in…

Automatic export from many databases. 2 step process if not available.

Automatic export from many databases. 2 step process if not available.

Automatic export from many databases. 2 step process if not available.

Number of styles

Over 4500

Over 3200

Over 3200

Word Processor Compatibility

Works with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages '09, OpenOffice.org, and Mathematica 8

Works with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word, Apple Pages '09, OpenOffice.org, and Mathematica 8

Works with Microsoft Word, Hangul and Word for Mac.

Sharing

Because library lives on your computer, sharing is through sharing of computer or compressing files. Colleagues will need EndNote installed to view references.

Manage Groups feature allows you to share groups with anyone with anEndNote Basic account (though pdfs cannot be shared in this way). Non-UI folks can sign up for a free version of EndNote Basic.

RefShare feature allows you to share folders or your entire library with anyone with an internet connection (though pdfs cannot be shared in this way).

Overall strengths

Great for very large amounts of citations. Also has a feature that can pull some PDF’s and automatically attach them to citations.

Very easy to learn, use anywhere with an internet connection. Fairly easy to share citations with others.

Very easy to learn, use anywhere with an internet connection. Easy to share citations with others.

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