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Citation Management Tools - EndNote, Zotero & Mendeley


Zotero is:

  • a research tool that helps users collect and organize sources.
  • a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems.
  • a desktop application that lives in your browser.

Zotero's basic File Storage plan (300mb of storage) is free, but there is a charge for more storage:

  • 2GB for $20/year; 6GB for $60/year; 10 GB for $100/year;  25GB for $240/year; Bigger plans available

(Source: Zotero File Storage)

Zotero does not charge for collaboration between users, and allows for institutional storage plans.

Quick Tour Video

See all Zotero tutorials here.

Using Zotero with LaTeX

A research guide from MIT discusses how to use Zotero in conjunction with the typesetting software LaTeX and its accompanying bibliographic program, BibTeX.