Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Citation Manager Comparison Guide: Home

A comparison guide to some of the available bibliography programs.

What is a Citation Manager?

Citation managers, or bibliographic management software, can save you hours by keeping track of your sources and formatting your bibliographies.

EndNote and EndNote Web are available at no cost to Emory students, faculty and staff. Zotero is available as a free Firefox plugin to any user. Woodruff Library offers workshops on all three programs.

Feature Comparison

  EndNote EndNote Web Zotero RefWorks EasyBib
Cost Free to Emory users Free to Emory users Free $100/year Free
Web based No Yes No Yes Yes
Save references directly from discoverE Yes; from the Saved Records page No; requires searching via connection file Yes No No
Import references from online databases Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Store references online and share with others Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MS Word integration Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Create custom bibliographic styles Yes No Yes Yes No
Use Find it @Emory full-text links Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Requires online connection No Yes No Yes Yes
Library workshops Yes (see below) No Yes (see below) No No