Free Zotero Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Zotero is Mendeley. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Zotero and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Zotero are Qiqqa (Free, Open Source), Polar (Freemium), JabRef (Free, Open Source) and TheBrain (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 19, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. BibGuru is a bibliography and citation generator. With BibGuru, you can collect all the sources for your paper in one place and create accurate bibliographies and citations in APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago, and thousands of different journal-specific citation styles.


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

      Discontinued

      As the developer stated in February 2017, the software is no longer developed: https://sourceforge.net/p/textcite/discussion/616111/thread/91d6f4bc/#e988 Last version, 1.4, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    4. REMEMBER WHAT YOU READ Summarize helps you better comprehend and remember the books you read by organizing all your notes, takeaways and comments in one location.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      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.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Bibus is a bibliographic database. It uses a MySQL or SQLite database to store references. It can directly insert references in OpenOffice.org and MS Word and generate the bibliographic index.
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    5. Easy to use online Bibtex Editor. Lets you manage Bibtex directly in your browser. Able to import and export Bibtex.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Google Chrome
      • Chrome Web Store
      Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      A scientific record discovery tool.
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    6. Bibcitation is a free online tool that makes it easy to generate citations, reference lists and bibliographies. It supports a variety of citation formats such as APA, MLA, Chicago and other.
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