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  • Mendeley icon

    Mendeley

    Mendeley helps manage and share academic knowledge: Mendeley Desktop is free academic software (Windows, Mac, Linux) for organizing and sharing research papers and generating bibliographies with 1GB of free online storage to...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

    • Mendeley differs from Zotero like this: 1) It is not open source, but it's still free (as in beer); 2) it has better features for annotating pdf files; 3) It emphasizes connections between academics working in similar areas, which helps in discovery of references. Zotero doesn't do that. However, Zotero is better at extracting meta data from pdf files and has the superior browser plugin. JohnFastman • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Qiqqa

    Qiqqa is free award-winning knowledge-, research- and reference management software. If you're serious about getting the most from managing your publications, PDFs and bibliographies, Qiqqa is for you. Superb reference and...

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

    • They both manage PDFs and allow you to do reference management and bilbiographies. Guest • Dec 2015 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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    Docear

    Docear is a unique solution to academic literature management, which helps you organizing, creating, and discovering academic literature. The 3 most distinct features are: 1. A single-section user-interface that allows the most...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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, organize their literature and enjoy interactive reading of scholarly...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud 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, and many more. Papers even has a dedicated space for your own...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

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    EndNote

    A reference management software, used for searching online publication databases, & managing publications / bibliographies, with the ability to insert the references into a word processor.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud iPad

    • Unfortunately, in terms of sheer functionality and completeness as a reference manager, EndNote is probably the best. Unfortunately, because it's very expensive, it's not open source and it doesn't work on Linux. But the level of customization over citation styles, and the integration with MS Word make it a default for many. In my estimation, 90%+ of researchers would find enough in Zotero not to have to pay for End Note. JohnFastman • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 / Cloud Chrome Google Drive Google Drive - Docs Google Scholar

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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 the Desktop App over the internet. Now you can take your research...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    BibSonomy

    BibSonomy is a system for sharing bookmarks and lists of literature (BibTex format). When discovering a bookmark or a publication on the web, you can store it on our server. You can add tags to your post to retrieve it more...

    Free Web / Cloud

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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 a student work smarter and smoother, providing an intuitive means...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Google Drive - Docs

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    RefWorks

    RefWorks - an online research management, writing and collaboration tool - is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. If you...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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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 target market is students, academics and professionals. It works...

    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 within one site. This project focuses on expediting access to...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Cite This For Me

    Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button. Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted citation....

    Free Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome Chrome Web Store

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    Surfmark

    Permanently save the web pages you visit and also how you interact with them. Add, remove or rearrange pages as much as you like, as many time as you like. Arranges saved pages into multiple views.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Refeus

    Refeus is a software to simplify scientific work. Refeus supports the complete workflow from collecting and managing content and publications to write and publishing documents.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    TextCite

    Program for organizing and commenting textual citations from texts (books, articles, or other published works) for use in producing scientific or academic publications.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Biblioscape

    Software to help researchers collect and manage bibliographic data, take notes while doing research, and generate citations and bibliographies for publication.

    Commercial Windows

  • PubChase icon

    PubChase

    Read More, Search Less. Stay up to date with biomedical research relevant to you! Get personalized recommendations Build your cloud library and PubChase will recommend recently published articles based on the authors and...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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 (P2P) software which combines the concepts of Social...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    bibme

    BibMe is a free automatic citation creator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. BibMe leverages external databases to quickly fill citation information for you. BibMe will then format the citation information and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Cite This!

    Use this extension to generate MLA, AMA, and APA-style citations for the websites you visit. Please send comments and feature requests/bugs to citethis@angelforge.org. Look for the Note icon in your Add-on Bar.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    FingerPDF

    Do you need efficient access to your technical documentation ? Do you want to increase your knowledge building a personal digital library of e-Books, Magazines, Articles and Web pages? Have you moved to paperless and you need to...

    Commercial Mac

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    ACS ChemWorx

    ACS ChemWorx is a free research management and storage system for chemists that combines reference discovery and management, professional networking, group and task management, and manuscript preparation in a single, secure location...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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    KBibTeX

    KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.

    Open Source Linux

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    PDF Stacks

    With PDF Stacks, you can organize, find and browse, search, annonate and share your collection and library of PDF files, papers, research and journal articles with a single click. It saves you time: no more wondering around your...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Biohunter

    Biohunter is a single portal which provides literature search, data statistics, reading, sorting, storing, journal suggestion for publication, field expert identification and their contact details for collaboration. www.biohunter.in.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Sente

    Sente 6 is the next-generation academic reference manager. Sente helps you find, organize, review and cite the academic literature in your field, and it does it in ways that you have probably not thought possible before. Sente also...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

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    SCRiBBR APA Generator

    With the SCRiBBR APA Generator you can easily generate citations in the APA reference style. Select the source type, fill in the input fields and generate the reference in APA style.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    UbikReader

    UbikReader is the new way to organize your documents. Multitask while you read, annotate, write notes and share your documents with ease. No more worrying about how to manage your large, cluttered library of documents....

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Bibtex Editor

    Easy to use online Bibtex Editor. Lets you manage Bibtex directly in your browser. Able to import and export Bibtex.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    PocketBib

    PocketBib is a BibTeX library reader for academics on the go. With PocketBib you can search, browse and read the papers in your BibTeX library, and synchronise them over Dropbox with BibDesk or JabRef on your computer. You can even...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • OutWit Docs icon

    OutWit Docs

    Your free Webtop document harvester. With OutWit Docs you will find text documents, datasheets, PDF files, presentations from multiple online sources

    Free Windows Firefox

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