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MSBI 31100 Introduction to Biomedical Informatics

Resources for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics program at the Graham School at the University of Chicago.

Library Guides about Citation Management Systems

How to Choose a Citation Manager

I Need to:Use:Why:
Work from multiple computers or locations

EndNote Web

Zotero saves your citation library to your local computer, but syncs with multiple computers so you can work from home, work, or school.

Mendeley is a program that lives on your local computer, but syncs with a web account.

EndNote Web is web based. Your citation library is accessible from any computer that is connected to the web.

Work without an Internet connection Zotero
Zotero, Mendeley and EndNote can store your citation libraries locally on your computer.
Archive web pages and import citations from sites such as Amazon, Flickr, and ArtSTOR Zotero Zotero allows you to easily save snapshots of web pages and annotate them within your citation library. It is a great tool for saving citation information from some web-based publications and commercial and social networking sites.
Work on a group project or share my citations with others

EndNote Web

Zotero allows you to share your citations through shared folders -- you can give individuals or groups permissions to add and edit the citations in the shared folder.

Mendeley allows you to share citations and documents with a group of up to 10 other users, or create a public reading list that is open to all.

EndNote Web allows you to share groups with anyone who is registered with the service. You can allow others to view or edit your citations.

Adapted with permission from “Choosing a Citation Manager,” copyright © 2011 The Pennsylvania State University.