Comparison of reference management software

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The following tables compare reference management software. Researchers using the tables below for comparison in order to evaluate and choose reference management software should note the product's "latest stable release date." An older release date suggests the product is not currently being supported and users may encounter technical issues and little to no technical support.

General[edit]

In the "notes" section, there is a difference between:

  • web-based, referring to applications that may be installed on a web server (usually requiring MySQL or another database and PHP, Perl, Python, or some other language for web applications)
  • a centrally-hosted website
Software Developer First public release Latest stable release date Latest stable version Cost (USD) Free software License Notes
Aigaion Aigaion developers 2005-01 2013-05-08 2.2 Free Yes GNU GPL web-based (Apache, PHP, MySQL)
Bebop ALaRI Institute 2007-11-08 2009-11-10 1.1 Free Yes BSD web-based BibTeX front-end (Apache, PHP, MySQL)
BibBase Christian Fritz 2005 2013-07 v3 Free No Proprietary centrally hosted website, intended for publication pages
BibDesk BibDesk developers 2002-04 2017-02-14 1.6.9 Free Yes BSD BibTeX front-end + repository; Cocoa-based; integration with Spotlight
Biblioscape CG Information 1997 2015-06-22 10.0.3.6 US$79-299[1] No Proprietary ODBC; web access in Pro ed; optional client/server
BibSonomy University of Kassel 2006-01 2016-12-02 3.7.0 Free Yes AGPL, GPL, LGPL[2] centrally hosted website
Bibus Bibus developers 2004-06-03 2009–12-01 1.5.1 Free Yes GNU GPL
Bookends Sonny Software 1988 (Mac) / 1983 (Apple II+) 2017-06-24 12.8.2 [3] US$60[1] No Proprietary integrated web search, pdf download, auto-completion
Citavi Swiss Academic Software 2006-02-13 2017-09-20 5.7 US$70-949 / Free for projects up to 100 references[4] No Proprietary data can be saved locally, or, for team access, in an intranet Microsoft SQL Server, or on Windows Azure;[5] search databases from interface[6]
CiteULike Oversity Limited 2004-11 ? Free No proprietary[7] centrally hosted website
colwiz colwiz Ltd 2011 2016-05-09 Free / Online storage free up to 3 GB / Additional storage space available No Proprietary Desktop (Win, Mac, Linux) & Web components, iOS and Android
EndNote Clarivate Analytics 1988 2017-09-12 X8.1 US$299.95[1] No Proprietary The web version EndNote basic (formerly, EndNote Web) is free of charge
F1000Workspace F1000/Science Navigation Group 2015-05 Continually updated online Institutional access – varies with size of institute / Personal subscription $9.99/month / Free Trial Version No Proprietary Web-based, Microsoft Word plug-in (Win, Mac), Google Docs add-on, browser extension(s) Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer 11, mobile app available
JabRef JabRef developers 2003-11-29 2017-10-04 4.0 Free Yes MIT license Java BibTeX and BibLaTeX manager
KBibTeX KBibTeX developers 2005-08 2015-08-09 0.6 Free Yes GNU GPL BibTeX front-end, using the KDE Software Compilation
Mendeley Elsevier 2008-08 2017 1.17.10 Free / Online storage free up to 2 GB / Additional storage space available No proprietary (OS API clients exist) Account required, Desktop & Web components, Windows, Linux, OS X, iPhone & iPad, Android
Paperpile Stefan Washietl, Gregorgy Jordan, Andreas Gruber 2013 Continually updated online US$2.99/month for academics, 9.99/month otherwise No Proprietary web-application, integrates with Google Docs, collaboration & sharing features, currently only on Google Chrome
Papers Labtiva 2007 2016-05-11 3.4.5 US$79[1] No Proprietary search repositories from interface; supports plug-ins, Universal iOS app
Pybliographer pybliographer developers 1998-10-30 (0.2) 2017-10-06 1.2.18 Free Yes GNU GPL Python/GTK2
Qiqqa Qiqqa 2010-04 2016-09 v79 Free, Freemium and Premium versions No Proprietary Desktop; Tablet; Web; Intranet
ReadCube Labtiva 2011-10 2016-09-20 v2.22.13732 Free desktop & mobile app / Cloud Storage $5/month, $55/year No Proprietary Desktop (Mac/PC) & Web components, personalized recommendations, private group sharing, integrated web search, enhanced PDF reader, iOS App, Android
refbase refbase developers 2003-06-03 2014-02-28 0.9.6 Free Yes GNU GPL web-based for institutional repositories/self-archiving[8]
RefDB refdb developers 2001-04-25 2007-11-05 0.9.9 Free Yes GNU GPL network-transparent; XML/SGML bibliographies
Reference Manager Thomson Reuters 1984 2010 12.0.3 Not for sale anymore, sales ceased December 31, 2015 No Proprietary network version; built-in web publishing tool; discontinued
Referencer Referencer developers 2008-03-15 2014-02-27 1.2.2 Free Yes GNU GPL BibTeX front-end
RefWorks RefWorks / ProQuest 2001 2013 US$100 per year No Proprietary web-based, browser-accessed, centrally hosted program
RefME RefME 2014 Shut down on March 7, 2017 Free No Proprietary Web, iOS and Android; Chrome and Safari Extensions available; discontinued
SciRef Scientific Programs 2012 2012-11-20 1.0 US$38.90 / Free trial version No Proprietary
Sente Third Street Software, Inc. 2004 2015 6.7.9 US$60–80[1] / Free for libraries up to 100 refs No Proprietary Desktop and iPad, centralized backup/synching
Wikindx Mark Grimshaw 2004-02 2014-08 4.2.2 Free Yes GNU GPL web-based
WizFolio WizPatent 2008-06 2011-01 Avatara US$25 / Free Basic version No Proprietary centrally hosted website; discontinued, service ends December 2017
Zotero Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at GMU 2006 2017-07 5.0.4 [9] Free / Online storage free up to 300 MB / Additional storage space available Yes AGPL Multi-platform desktop version with connectors for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Web-based access to reference library also available.

Operating system support[edit]

In the case of web applications, this describes the server OS, for centrally hosted websites that are proprietary, this is not applicable. Any client OS can connect to a web service unless stated otherwise in a footnote.

Software Windows Mac OS X Linux ChromeOS BSD Unix iOS App Android App Windows App
Aigaion Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
Bebop Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
BibBase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ? ? ?
BibDesk No Yes No ? No No Third-party - PocketBib ? ?
BibSonomy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ? ? ?
Bibus Yes Experimental Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
Bookends No Yes No ? No No Yes ? ?
Citavi Yes No No No No No No No No
CiteULike N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A ? ? ?
colwiz Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
EndNote Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No
F1000Workspace Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No
JabRef Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
KBibTeX Experimental Experimental Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
Mendeley Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Paperpile Yes Yes Yes Yes No
(requires Chrome)
No
(requires Chrome)
No No No
Papers No Yes No No No No Yes third party - EZPaperz[10] or Aziz, Lite! [11] No
Pybliographer Partial[12] Partial[12] Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
Qiqqa Yes No No ? No No No Yes No
ReadCube Yes Yes No ? No No Yes Yes No
refbase Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
RefDB Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No No No
Reference Manager Yes[13] No No ? No No No No No
Referencer No No Yes ? No No ? ? ?
RefWorks[14] Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
SciRef Yes No No ? No No ? ? ?
Sente No Yes No ? No No Yes[15] ? ?
Wikindx Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
WizFolio Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ?
Zotero Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes third party third party - Aziz, Lite![11] No

Export file formats[edit]

This table lists the machine-readable file formats that can be exported from reference managers, these are typically used to share data with other reference managers or with other people who use a reference manager. To exchange data from one program to another, the first program must be able to export to a format that the second program may import. Import file formats are in a table below this one.

Software BibTeX Endnote/Refer/BibIX Medline MODS XML RIS Other
Aigaion Yes No No No Yes none
Bebop Yes No No No No unAPI
BibBase Yes No No No No none
BibDesk Yes No Yes Yes Yes Endnote XML, user customizable
BibSonomy Yes Yes No No Yes various [2]
Bibus Yes Yes Yes No Yes SQLite
Bookends Yes Yes Yes No Yes various user-customizable
Citavi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes various
CiteULike Yes No No No Yes COinS, Delicious
colwiz Yes Yes No Yes Yes EndNote XML, CSL formatted HTML
EndNote Yes Yes Yes No Yes various[16]
F1000Workspace Yes No No No Yes CSV
JabRef Yes Yes No Yes Yes BibTeXML, DocBook, HTML, OpenDocument for OO.o, RTF, SQL database, user-customizable
KBibTeX Yes Yes No Depends[17] Yes PDF, PostScript, HTML, XML, RTF
Mendeley Yes Yes No No Yes Endnote XML
Paperpile Yes No No No Yes none
Papers Yes Yes No No Yes Bookends, CSV, Endnote XML, PDF
Pybliographer Yes Yes Yes No No Ovid
ReadCube Yes Yes No No Yes none
Qiqqa Yes No No No No none
refbase Yes Yes No Yes Yes COinS, OpenDocument for OO.o, SRW XML via SRU, unAPI, Word XML
RefDB Yes Yes No Yes Yes SRW XML via SRU web service, DocBook, TEI
Reference Manager No No No No Yes MEDLARS, TSV, CSV, Reference Manager XML, user-customizable
Referencer Yes No No No No none
RefWorks Yes Yes No No Yes various[18]
SciRef No No No No Yes Plain text, RTF
Sente Yes Yes No No Yes user-customizable
Wikindx Yes Yes No Yes Yes COinS, RTF, HTML, ADS, Word BIB
WizFolio No No No No Yes No
Zotero Yes Yes as of version 4.0[19] Yes Yes COinS, CSV, Several RDF format standards, TEI, Wikipedia citation templates, Endnote XML, CSL JSON, Refer/BiblX, RefWorks tagged

Import file formats[edit]

This table lists the file formats which may be manually imported into the reference managers without needing to connect to one particular database. Many of these database companies use the same name for their file format as they do for their database (including Copac, CSA, ISI, Medline, Ovid, PubMed, and SciFinder), for the ability to retrieve citations from the particular databases (rather than the file format), please refer to the database connectivity table that is below this table.

Software BibTeX Copac CSA Endnote/Refer/BibIX ISI Medline MODS XML Ovid PubMed RIS SciFinder Other
Aigaion Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No none
Bebop Yes No No No No No No No No No No none
BibBase Yes No No No No No No No No No No none
BibDesk Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes MARC, JSTOR, Reference Miner
Biblioscape Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes  ?
BibSonomy Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No Firefox bookmarks
Bibus Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No none
Bookends Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes various [3]; user-customizable
Citavi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes various
CiteULike Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No none
colwiz Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No with built-in browser, bookmarklet
EndNote No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes various[20]
F1000Workspace Yes No No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No EndNote XML, NBIB from PubMed, Medline, PDF
JabRef Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes BibTexML, Biblioscape, Biomail, Inspec, JSTOR, MSBib, PDF widh XMP annotations, REPEC (NEP), SilverPlatter, SixPack
KBibTeX Yes No No Yes No No Depends[17] No Yes Yes No none
Mendeley Yes No No Yes No No No No No Yes No Browser bookmarks
Paperpile Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No PDF
Papers Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No Endnote ENW, Endnote XML, CHM eBook, PDF
Pybliographer Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No none
Qiqqa Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes No No none
ReadCube Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No none
refbase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes RefWorks
RefDB Yes Yes[17] No Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes[17] MARC, risx
Reference Manager Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes various;[21] user-customizable
Referencer Yes No No Yes No No Yes No No Yes No none
RefWorks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes various[22]
SciRef No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No  ?
Sente Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Dublin Core, Marc21 SUTRS, JSTOR, SilverPlatter
Wikindx Yes Depends[17] No Yes[citation needed] Depends[17] No Depends[17] No Yes[citation needed] Yes[citation needed] No ISI, BibReX LaTeX
WizFolio No No No No No No No No No Yes No Internet Browser bookmarks[23]
Zotero[24] Yes No[25] No[25] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No COinS, MARC, RDF, unAPI, Browser bookmarks, Endnote XML

Citation styles[edit]

Software APA Chicago/Turabian Harvard MLA Other Extension method
Aigaion Yes Yes Yes Yes BMJ, IEEE OSBIB
Bebop No No No No none none
BibBase Yes No No No none none
BibDesk Yes yes No No various BibDesk export templates
Biblioscape Yes Yes Yes Yes 2000+ styles[citation needed] Biblioscape format (through GUI)
BibSonomy Yes No Yes No none none
Bibus Yes No No No 56 styles, user-contributed bibus format (through GUI)
Bookends Yes Yes Yes Yes various[citation needed] ?
Citavi Yes Yes Yes Yes 8500+ styles. Styles for journals are created upon request and centrally corrected. Any BibTeX style when used with LaTeX. Citavi format (through GUI), includes conditions and programmable components; BibTeX
CiteULike Yes Yes Yes Yes various[citation needed] none
colwiz Yes Yes Yes Yes 6750+ styles CSL
EndNote Yes Yes Yes Yes 6506 styles EndNote format (through GUI)
F1000Workspace Yes Yes Yes Yes 7,500+ styles CSL
JabRef Yes Yes Yes Yes any BibTeX style BibTeX
KBibTeX Yes Yes Yes Yes any BibTeX style BibTeX
Mendeley Yes Yes Yes Yes 6979 styles CSL
Paperpile Yes Yes Yes Yes 6837+ styles CSL
Papers Yes Yes Yes Yes 6390+ styles CSL
Pybliographer Yes No No No none Pybliographer XML
Qiqqa Yes Yes Yes Yes 6390+ styles BibTeX and CSL
ReadCube Yes Yes Yes Yes 6390+ styles BibTeX and CSL
refbase Yes Yes Yes Yes various polar & marine journals PHP
RefDB Yes Yes Yes Yes Various biomedical & law journals XML (citestylex.dtd), interactive script
Reference Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes various Reference Manager format (through GUI)
Referencer ? ? ? ? ? ?
RefWorks Yes Yes Yes Yes 4193 styles RefWorks format (through GUI)
SciRef Yes Yes Yes Yes various SciRef format (through GUI)
Sente Yes Yes Yes Yes various Sente format (through GUI)
Wikindx Yes Yes Yes Yes BMJ, IEEE, Built-in style editor to create your own OSBIB
WizFolio Yes Yes Yes Yes 1000+ styles WizFolio format (through GUI)
Zotero Yes Yes Yes Yes 7800+ styles CSL

Reference list file formats[edit]

Zotero and Endnote is incompatible with LaTeX they among other things do not offer robust citation keys. Zotero also does not offer automatic generation and updating of bibliography files in select directories.

Software HTML LaTeX[26] RTF Plain text RSS Other
Aigaion Yes No Yes Yes ? No
Bebop Yes No No No Yes unAPI
BibBase Yes No No No Yes No
BibDesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Atom, DOC, PDF, XML,
Biblioscape Yes No Yes Yes No No
BibSonomy Yes No Yes Yes Yes OpenOffice-CSV
Bibus Yes No No No No No
Bookends Yes No Yes Yes No clipboard
Citavi Yes Yes[27] Yes Yes No clipboard, DOC, ODT, PDF, HTML
CiteULike Yes No Yes Yes Yes PDF
colwiz Yes Yes Yes No No PDF
EndNote Yes No Yes Yes No clipboard, XML
F1000Workspace Yes No Yes Yes No PDF
JabRef Yes Yes Yes Yes No clipboard
KBibTeX Yes No Yes No No PDF, PS
Mendeley Yes No Yes Yes Yes clipboard, embeddable HTML widget, RSS
Paperpile ? ? ? ? ? ?
Papers Yes ? Yes Yes ? PDF
Pybliographer Yes ? No Yes No No
ReadCube Yes No No No No PDF
refbase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Markdown, PDF, unAPI
RefDB Yes ? Yes Yes No DocBook, TEI
Reference Manager Yes No Yes Yes No clipboard
Referencer ? ? ? ? ? ?
RefWorks Partial[28] No Yes Yes Yes DOC, ODT
SciRef No No Yes Yes No Doc, others
Sente Yes No Yes Yes No clipboard
Wikindx Yes No Yes No Yes Multiple via BibUtils plug-in
WizFolio Yes No Yes Yes No clipboard, DOC
Zotero Yes Plugin deprecated with version 5[29] Yes Possible via plugins[30] Yes clipboard

Word processor integration[edit]

Some reference management software include support for automatic embedding and (re)formatting of references in word processing programs, this table lists this type of support for Microsoft Word, Pages, Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice Writer, the LaTeX editors Kile and LyX, and Google Docs. Other programs are able to scan RTF or other textual formats for inserted placeholders which are subsequently formatted. Most reference management programs support copy/paste or drag-and-drop of references into any editor, but this is not meant here.

Software Word for Windows Word for Mac Pages Apache OpenOffice / LibreOffice Kile/LyX Google Docs RTF scan[31] Other
Aigaion No No No No No No No none
Bebop No No No No No No No none
BibBase No No No No No No No none
BibDesk No No No No Yes ? ? ?
Biblioscape Yes No No No No No ? WordPerfect
BibSonomy No No No No No No No none
Bibus Yes ? ? Yes No No ? none
Bookends Yes ? Yes Yes No No Yes Mellel, Nisus
Citavi Yes No No Yes Yes[32] No Yes OpenDocument Text scan, LEd, Texmaker, TeXnicCenter, TeXstudio, TeXworks, WinEdt, WinShell
CiteULike No No No No No No No none
colwiz Yes ? ? Yes No No ? NeoOffice, Star Office
EndNote Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No
F1000Workspace Yes Yes No No No Yes No Manuscripts App
JabRef Yes[33] ? ? Yes[34] Yes No ? Emacs, Texmaker, TeXstudio, Vim, WinEdt
KBibTeX No ? ? No Yes No ? none
Mendeley Yes Yes[35] No Yes No No ? NeoOffice
Paperpile No No No No No Yes No No
Papers Yes Yes Only versions prior to 5.0 Yes ? No ? Mellel, TextEdit; HTML
Pybliographer No ? ? Yes Yes No ? none
Qiqqa Yes ? ? No Yes No No none
ReadCube Yes ? ? No No No No none
refbase No ? ? Yes[36] No No Yes PIRA, MediaWiki, SPIP
RefDB No ? ? No No No No none
Reference Manager Yes No No No No No Yes none
Referencer ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RefWorks Yes ? ? No No No Yes none
SciRef Yes ? ? No No No No none
Sente Yes ? Only versions prior to 5.0 No No No Yes Mellel, Nisus, TextEdit; HTML and plain text scan
Wikindx No ? ? No No No Yes Integrated WYSIWYG word processor (RTF output for Word/OpenOffice)
WizFolio Yes ? ? Yes No Yes ? Zoho Writer
Zotero Yes Yes No Yes (with LyZ)[37] No Yes NeoOffice

Database connectivity[edit]

This table lists the academic databases and search engines which reference managers can import from. In some cases, a search and retrieval can be conducted directly in the reference manager; in others, a bookmarklet or Firefox extension will allow a site to be scraped.

Software ArXiv CiteSeer IEEE Xplore PubMed Other
Aigaion No No No No none
Bebop No No No No No
BibBase No No No No DBLP, Zotero, BibSonomy, Mendeley
BibDesk Yes Yes No Yes ACM portal, Jstor, DBLP, Google Scholar, Web of Science, any Z39.50 or Entrez, and others
Biblioscape No No No Yes Import from integrated web browser
BibSonomy Yes Yes Yes Yes various[38]
Bibus No No No Yes none
Bookends Yes No No Yes Web of Science, Amazon, Google Scholar, Z39.50
Citavi Yes Yes Yes Yes WorldCat/OCLC, Ovid, EBSCO, ProQuest, Web of Science, Z39.50 (4500+ online resources), SRU, DOI lookup, ISBN lookup, PubmedID lookup. Further catalogs are added upon request.
CiteULike Yes Yes Yes Yes various [4]
colwiz Yes Yes Yes Yes Over 30 repositories, Import from integrated web browser
EndNote Yes No Yes Yes various[39] any Z39.50
F1000Workspace Yes Yes Yes Yes Google scholar, Google Books, Amazon, Web of Science/Web of Knowledge, WorldCat/OCLC, Science Direct, JSTOR, Highwire, PMC Europe, ACMDigitalLibrary, Scopus, Wiley, NIHLibrary, voyager, PrimoLibweb, PubMedID/DOI/ISBN lookup and the majority of journal websites.
JabRef Yes Yes Yes Yes

ACM Portal, CrossRef, DBLP, DOAJ, DOI, GVK, Google Scholar, INSPIRE-HEP, Medline, MathSciNet, SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System, Springer, and zbMATH

KBibTeX Yes Yes Yes Yes BibSonomy, CiteBase, CSB, DBLP, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, INSPIRE-HEP, Z MATH, Z39.50
Mendeley Yes Yes Yes Yes various [5]
Paperpile Yes No No Yes Google Scholar
Papers Yes Yes Yes Yes ACM, ADS, Google Books, Google Scholar, JSTOR, MathSciNet, Project Muse, Scopus, Web of Science
Pybliographer No No No Yes none
Qiqqa Yes No Yes Yes GoogleScholar, JSTOR
ReadCube No No No Yes Microsoft Academic, Google Scholar
refbase Yes No No Yes DOI lookup
RefDB Yes No No Yes any Z39.50
Reference Manager No No No Yes various[40]
Referencer ? ? ? ? ?
RefWorks No No No Yes various
SciRef No No No No No
Sente Yes Yes Yes Yes Z39.50, SRU, Web of Knowledge
Wikindx No No No Yes via plug-ins
WizFolio Yes No Yes Yes various[41]
Zotero Yes Yes Yes Yes various[42]

Password "protection" and network versions[edit]

Some reference managers provide network functionality. (N/A means the product has no networking, while "no" indicates it does (but lacks an implemented feature).)

Software Passworded Networking
User-specific permissions[43] Simultaneous write access
Aigaion Yes Yes Yes
Bebop No N/A N/A
BibBase N/A N/A N/A
BibDesk Yes No No
Biblioscape Yes Yes Yes
BibSonomy Yes Yes Yes
Bibus ? ? ?
Bookends ? ? ?
Citavi Yes[44] Yes Yes
CiteULike Yes No Yes
colwiz Yes Yes Yes
EndNote Yes No[45] No[45]
F1000Workspace Yes Yes Yes
JabRef No No Partial
KBibTeX No N/A N/A
Mendeley Yes[46] Yes Yes
Paperpile Yes[47] Yes Yes
Papers ? ? ?
Pybliographer ? ? ?
Qiqqa Yes Yes Yes
ReadCube Yes Yes No
refbase Yes Yes Yes
RefDB Yes Yes Yes
Reference Manager Yes No Yes
Referencer ? ? ?
RefWorks Yes ? Yes
Sente Yes Yes Yes
Wikindx Yes Yes Yes
WizFolio Yes Yes Yes
Zotero Yes[48] Yes Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e MSRP for full version, usually with physical media. Discounted downloads and academic discounts might be available. More expensive workgroup/server/librarian versions may be available.
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  3. ^ "Sonny Software – Bookends update history". Sonny Software. 2016-01-30. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ Price depends on affiliation (discounted price for students and members of academic, governmental, and nonprofit organizations), edition (Citavi for Windows for single users and small teams, Citavi for DBServer for larger and large teams), and, in the case of DBServer, on the license type (per seat license vs. concurrent license), http://www.citavi.com/en/products.html
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  7. ^ A developer kit is available. The community is invited to create plugins to access data off databases
  8. ^ A centrally-hosted website is available at refbase.net.
  9. ^ "Zotero Changelog". Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ EZPaperz by EZBio.net (Yohan Farouz)
  11. ^ a b http://azizlite.ezbio.net
  12. ^ a b The GUI requires gnome-python, which isn't available for Windows or Mac OS X.
  13. ^ Reference Manager is not compatible with word 2010
  14. ^ The Write-N-Cite citation tool requires download & installation
  15. ^ Support iOS versions
  16. ^ "Output Styles". EndNote. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i Supported through the bibutils plugin
  18. ^ "Products". RefWorks. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
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  20. ^ "Import Filters". EndNote. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
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  22. ^ "Products". RefWorks. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
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  25. ^ a b Zotero can import references directly from the database after which this format is named, although it cannot read the format itself.
  26. ^ This refers to the direct output of raw LaTeX (often in a format similar to the BibTeX-generated .bbl files). Many programs can export BibTeX (see above table), which can then be processed into LaTeX."Creating a Publication with TeX". Swiss Academic Software. 2015-10-27. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  27. ^ Database can be exported as a whole in BibTeX format. Text (ie. thoughts, comments, and quotations) can be fed into a number of TeX editors in LaTeX code or UTF-8,
  28. ^ URLs aren't active links
  29. ^ "Better BibTeX". Github. Retrieved September 18, 2017. 
  30. ^ "Plugins for Zotero". Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Retrieved June 16, 2015. 
  31. ^ Can reformat references in a properly saved RTF document, allowing limited use in OpenOffice.org Writer, StarOffice, FrameMaker, Microsoft Works, WordPad, WordPerfect, Google Docs and others.
  32. ^ Detailed setup guide "Citavi + LyX". Citavi. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
  33. ^ See JabRef FAQ: Field Mapping between MS-Office and JabRef.
  34. ^ See JabRef FAQ: OpenOffice/LibreOffice integration.
  35. ^ Will transfer you to the Desktop App to choose a reference.
  36. ^ Refbase can create a spreadsheet for import into an OO.o database to use the native OO.o bibliography tool. Refbase's MySQL database can additionally be used directly by OO.o [1].
  37. ^ The LyZ extension integrates Zotero with Lyx/Kile
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  39. ^ "Connection Files". EndNote. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
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  43. ^ Most databases allow one to create different user accounts to store records. Some further allow you to specify permissions (granting and denying some users the rights to edit or read some or all of your records, this column describes the latter.
  44. ^ Database file can be saved on shared network drive for small teams. Storage of data in Microsoft SQL Server in intranet or in private cloud on Windows Azure for large teams.
  45. ^ a b via EndNote basic (cloud based)
  46. ^ via Mendeley Web
  47. ^ uses Google Account
  48. ^ via zotero.org

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