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  EndNote EndNote Basic (Online) Mendeley Zotero Cite This for Me
Great for In depth research. Working with unusual materials/styles. Allows for detailed customisation Working in multiple locations. Less features than EndNote desktop Networking. Strongest PDF features Short research projects. Web based/social networking projects Short assignments. Undergraduates
Ease of use Takes longer to learn, easy to use Easy to use Quick to learn, easy to use Quick to learn, easy to use Quick to learn, easy to use
Format computer web computer, web computer, web web

Free @ UOW

Online storage via EndNote Online


Unlimited free online storage @UOW. Non UOW 2G storage


2G free online storage


300MB free online storage

Free, bibliography saved for 7 days.

Can upgrade to paid service

Major citation styles
Can locate full text (PDF)
Can annotate PDF's
Multiple language settings
Sharing options Multiple sharing options inlcuding using EndNote Online

X8.2+ 100 collaborators, X7 14 collaborators

via groups, public lists via shared folders or groups via an unique bibliography link/address, accessible for 7 days
Compatible word processors Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Microsoft Word, Office Libre (later versions) Microsoft Word, Libre Office (all versions), OpenOffice, NeoOffice, Googledocs

Free version, use Edit your Bibliography > Copy and Paste

Copy and Paste in-text citation

Software PC/MAC Website PC/MAC/Linux PC/Mac/Linux Website
Apps iPad - Android, iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Mobile Android, iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
Extensions/Plug Ins Plug Ins

Downloads tab: Mac, Internet Explorer, Web bookmarklet.

Format tab: Cite While You Write - Windows,MAC

Citation Plug In,

Web Importer

Browser extensions, Web bookmarklet, Plug Ins

Microsoft Word (paid only)

Web bookmarklet (Chrome web citer)

UOW training/support
Online help User resources, X8 specific Resources

Mendeley Guides

Mendeley Support

Quick Start Guide

Zotero Support

Video (you may be using a different citation style)

Copy & Paste

How to use EndNote

How to use Mendeley

How to use Zotero

How to use Cite This for Me

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Borrowing information | Connect to wireless | Print, copy & scan

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