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    Best EndNote Alternatives

    EndNote is used for reference management and bibliography creation available for Windows, the web, and on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. As it is paid software, many users will understandably be looking for free and open source alternatives to EndNote. There are plenty of alternatives available on the Google Play Store, macOS, and Linux as well.

    Many alternatives to EndNote feature more robust features and functionality, including the ability to annotate PDFs and support for real time collaboration.

    This page was last updated Apr 22, 2022
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    1. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, share research and cite your research sources directly in your favourite word processor, with 300 MB free online storage.
      Zotero vs EndNote opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Zotero is a great alternative to EndNote.
      Consistent research sources management. No hidden fees. Nice UI.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. 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 automatically back up and synchronize your library...
      Mendeley vs EndNote opinions
      Most users think Mendeley is a great alternative to EndNote.
      Large free online storage. Integrates well with Word. Easy to use. Regular email of like-minded articles.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    3. Qiqqa is a free research and reference manager. Search for, read and annotate your PDFs. Then review your work, write up and create bibliographies instantly.
      Qiqqa vs EndNote opinions
      Most users think Qiqqa is a great alternative to EndNote.
      Much more powerful and flexible
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    4. Bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format.
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      JohnFastman 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.)
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about. This award-winning reference manager will improve the way you find, organize, read, cite, and share.


    5. A handy, intuitive reference-managing tool. Citavi researches in over 4800 databases and catalogs, organizes and structures your literature, references, quotes and idea collections and assists you with your documentation or publication.
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      Organize your research papers in a Gmail-like web app, sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your references in Google Docs.
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      KBibTeX is a reference management software primarily for BibTeX which is typically used in conjunction with TeX/LaTeX.
    6. Workspace to highlight, organize & collaborate on your research articles.
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      wizdom.ai (formerly colwiz) is a free and comprehensive research management software for researchers, academics and students. With the wizdom.ai android app, you can search, add and manage publications in your wizdom.ai library on the go. Sync instantly across wizdom.
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