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Citation Style Guides

Comparison Table

EndNote(Basic) Mendeley Zotero
Cost Free to BW patrons (part of Web of Science) Free Free
Access Desktop application; syncing enabled through web application (very clunky) Desktop application syncs with web application Desktop application syncs with web application
Cross-Platform Mac, Windows Mac, Windows, Linux Mac, Windows, Linux
Organize PDFs and Other Documents Yes Yes Yes
Selective Syncing of Documents No Yes Yes
Annotate/Highlight PDFs Yes Yes Yes
Tagging Yes (keywords) Yes Yes
Full-Text Searching Across PDFs Yes Yes Yes
Private Groups Yes Yes Yes
Public Groups No Yes Yes
Community Network No Yes Yes
Mobile App iPad Official apps discontinued - third-party solution iPad and iPhone
Built-In Citation Formats >200 15 12


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