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Introduction to Citation Management: Home

This guide is intended to provide an introduction to storing, organizing, and sharing your research with citation management tools.

What is a citation management system?

A citation management system is a tool designed to make your work easier!

There are many great features to a citation management system:

  • save and organize your references
  • insert and format citations within your paper
  • create a bibliography
  • search library databases
  • collaborate with others online
  • discover the latest research
    EndNote   Mendeley

EndNote & Mendeley: a chart with some helpful comparison information

  Vendor   Thomson Reuters   Elsevier
  Desktop & Syncing   Desktop Application; Syncing via EndNote Web   Desktop Application; Syncing via Mendeley Web
  Organize PDFs & Other Documents   Yes   Yes
  Annotate/Highlight PDFs   Yes   Yes
  Create Bibliographies   Yes   Yes
  Utilize In-text Citation   Yes   Yes
  Database Connectivity   ArXiv, IEEE Xplore, PubMed, and others   ArXiv, Cite Seer, IEEE Xplore, PubMed
  Export File Formats   bibTex, EndNote/Refer/BibIX, Medline, RIS   bibTex, EndNote/Refer/BibIX, RIS, EndNote XML
  Operating System Support   Windows, Mac, iOS app   Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS app (Android app in experimental phase)
  Full-text Searching Across PDFs   Yes   Yes
  Collaboration: Private Groups   Yes   Yes
  Collaboration: Public Groups   No   Yes
  Collaboration: Community Network   No   Yes
  Individualized Paper Recommendations   No   Yes
  Reader Statistics   No   Yes

  Free to Pitt students and faculty via CSSD.

  Available to Pitt staff at a reduced cost.

  Free (extra cost for upgraded storage)



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