The following popular citation managers provide the same basic features and functionality with some exceptions. Below are a few scenarios that might be helpful when choosing a citation manager. Once you have narrowed down the choices, the rest is personal preference. Some tips: Consult the comparison chart below for specific features. Talk to people in your department – some disciplines tend to use one tool more than others. Consult your subject librarianfor a recommendation.
is a free version of EndNote available for institutions which subscribe to ISI Databases, like Web of Science. MSU Libraries does subscribe to Web of Science - which can be accessed from the Databases Page. Besides being free, the major advantage of EndNote Web is that you can access your account from any computer that has an internet connection (as long as you can access the NYMC Library's electronic resources).
Many users like to try out EndNote Web to see if it will meet their needs before they purchase the regular EndNote software. With EndNote Web, it is possible to share libraries with other EndNote Web users - making collaboration easy. EndNote Web can also work with EndNote so you can move references between the two (version 10 or higher).
is a desktop reference manager software program that allows you to collect and organize your references and to create bibliographies. It allows you to either type in or capture references from our Electronic Resources. Using EndNote, you can create bibliographies within Microsoft Word or other word-processors. EndNote is able to format bibliographies in almost every conceivable bibliographic citation style, such as APA, Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, Turabian, Science and other journal-specific bibliographic citation styles.
NOTE: The NYMC Library does not offer copies of Endnote software. Endnote can be purchased through the Campus Bookstore at the student price of $113.95.
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