Cloud-Based Tools for Organizing Your Citations

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RefWorks

A subscription product available to all LaGuardia faculty, students, and staff for free.

Zotero

The browser-based client allows users to move seamlessly between finding content and then capturing it.

  • Uses browser-based plugins that allow users to import scholarly content on the fly.
  • Lets users annotate and organize article records. Users can also import citations manually.
  • Has over 2,800 citation styles
  • Has a robust collection of plugins to add functionality. One plugin allows Zotero to integrate with word processors, allowing users to insert citations from their Zotero library as they write.
  • Lets users create and join groups to facilitate the sharing of content; also allows users to follow each other
  • Offers 300MB of free storage, with the option to purchase more
  • Lets users drag-and-drop articles into its database, automatically extracting metadata from PDFs
  • Has some third-party mobile tools.

Mendeley

  • Uses browser-based plugins that allow users to import scholarly content on the fly
  • Lets users annotate and organize article records. Users can also import citations manually.
  • Lets users create and join groups to facilitate the sharing of content; also allows users to follow each other
  • Has a plugin that allows users to insert citations into Word as they work
  • Has an iOS app
  • Supports an impressive number of citation styles, in addition to the most common ones. Also allows users to create custom styles
  • Lets users drag-and-drop articles into its database, automatically extracting metadata from PDFs
  • Offers 1GB of free storage with the option to purchase more.

CiteULike

  • Lets users annotate and organize article records. Users can also import citations manually.
  • Uses browser-based bookmarklets that allow users to import scholarly content on the fly
  • Lets users create and join groups to facilitate the sharing of content; also allows users to follow each other
  • Has limited citation export formats, but includes major ones like MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian. There are more options on the paid tier.