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. 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.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Bibliography.com is a free, easy-to-use multi-platform bibliography and citation generator that automatically generates accurate citations for students and teachers. It’s the world’s fastest and most accurate citation generator and management tool.
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      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.
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      Droideley is an unofficial Mendeley Android client. It is capable of synchronizing with your Mendeley library and of downloading the stored documents. It also provides a filtering options (folder, author, tag) and it can be used for searching in the global Mendeley database.

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    4. 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.
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      Your free Webtop document harvester. With OutWit Docs you will find text documents, datasheets, PDF files, presentations from multiple online sources
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      OutWit Images: Your sleek, easy-to-use online image browser. With OutWit Images, you can automatically explore Web pages or search engine results for pictures and easily create, save, and share your collections or view them as full-screen slideshows.
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      Bibfilex is a free bibliographic manager for GNU/Linux, Windows and OS X. It's useful to create and to manage archives of bibliographical items (books, articles, etc.) with possible attachments of any kind according to Biblatex structure and rules.
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