EasyBib, EndNote Web, and Mendeley can help you to store the citations you find during your research.
They all make it easy to format a works cited list. Which is best for you? It depends on what you need in a citation tool.
|If you need to...||Use||Because|
|Cite a few sources in APA, MLA or Chicago/Turabian||EasyBib||You don't have to set up an account or import records to create citations.|
|Easily import citations from websites||EasyBib, Mendeley||EasyBib, paste in a web address and fill out the form to create a citation. Mendeley has a plug in to capture website information.|
|Share citations with a group||Mendely, EasyBib, Endnote Web||Each has a mechanism for sharing with a group.|
Consider the following:
|2 GB Free - must purchase desktop version for additional storage.||
2 GB Free - with option to purchase additional storage.
|Web-based||yes||yes||yes + desktop version|
|Use on multiple computers||yes||yes||yes|
|Import from databases||no||yes||yes|
|Import from websites||copy URL and fill out form||yes||yes|
|Link to PDFs||no||yes||yes|
|Citation styles available||MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian,
ASA, AMA, CSE, ACS, Harvard.
Wikimedia Foundation. Comparison of Reference Management Software. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software
University of Washington Libraries. Citation Management Software. University of Washington Libraries. http://guides.lib.washington.edu/citation-tools
UW-Madison Libraries. Citation Managers Comparison Chart. UW-Madison Libraries. http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html