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  • Zotero icon

    Zotero

    Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox/Chrome extension or standalone program to help you collect, organize, manage, search and cite your research sources directly in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Microsoft Office Word LibreOffice Firefox

    • Probably the best open source alternative to Endnote, even though it does lack some functionality. Most notably, it lacks the ability to make composite references (ie reference 1 a)... b)... c...). However, from a privacy perspective and the fact that its excellent browser plugins can save information conveniently, it's still highly recommended. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    JabRef

    JabRef is an open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • JabRef is excellent, free and open source. Unfortunately, EndNote is likely to be attractive to those seeking integration with MS Word; JabRef does not do this as it is oriented more towards LaTeX users. There is a work around to this, but it is tedious (based on exporting the bibliography as a Sources.xml file and importing that to Word.) JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Docear

    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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    ReadCube

    ReadCube’s desktop and mobile iOS applications are available free for both Mac & PC and offers researchers the ability to discover and access literature faster...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

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    Papers

    Papers doesn’t just want your PDFs, it will gladly organize all your documents, whether they are word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, posters, scanned receipts...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web iPhone iPad

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    Citavi

    Reference management and knowledge organization with integrated task planner. Solution for work groups with data sharing in intranet available.

    Freemium Windows

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    colwiz

    colwiz is free software for researchers, academics and students. The iPad, iPhone and iPod touch version sync your research articles, attachments and annotations with...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    Paperpile

    Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs.

    Commercial Web Chrome Google Drive Google Drive - Docs Google Scholar

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    EasyBib

    Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA. Easybib truly makes the life of...

    Freemium Web Google Drive - Docs

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    Bookends

    Bookends is a commercial reference management software package for Mac OS X that is used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. Its...

    Commercial Mac

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    Peerlibrary

    PeerLibrary is an open source project developing a collaborative online community where scholars and researchers can discover, read, and discuss scholarly literature all...

    Open Source Web

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    SCIENTILLA

    Scientilla is a new approach to give the scientific community an open, free, accurate, tidy and up-to-date production reporting solution. Scientilla is peer-to-peer...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    BibDesk

    BibDesk is a bibliographic reference manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format. BibDesk...

    Open Source Mac

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Stay away from it, there are alternatives that are better and freely available 2 Helpful

Comment by markd
about EndNote and Zotero Jul 2011

EndNote is foisted upon thousands of academics through expensive contracts that their home institutions are used to paying. But the world of reference managers has undergone a revolution in the last five years and EndNote has stayed behind as a desktop-based monolith that has never quite embraced the internet and the changing workflows of academics.

I happen to have written a post about "Zotero, an EndNote alternative" three years ago. Still now, every month hundreds of visitors arrive on my blog via the search term "endnote alternative". This means EndNote is in deep trouble. For me, a believer in the power of open source, it is a vivid display of how commercial monopoly can lead to clogged software that has to be protected by lawsuits against the true innovators. So my advise is: stay away from it, and check out the alternatives!

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Very useful for managing references, and luckily I have acc ...

Comment by Furgelnod
about EndNote Jun 2011

Very useful for managing references, and luckily I have access to it for my use through the university I attend, so I don't have to foot the bill for it. Indispensable when writing up a large paper.

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