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Zotero Alternatives

The best Zotero alternatives based on verified products, community votes, reviews and other factors.
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    Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere.

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    Graphical Java application for managing bibtex (. bib) databases.‎JabRef · ‎JabRef Help · ‎JabRef | Blog · ‎OpenOffice/LibreOffice .

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    Qiqqa is a free research and reference management software. It can be used in many organizational projects from the academic to the personal to the business endeavor. Read more about Qiqqa.

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    Citavi is a program for Microsoft Windows that manages literary references and organizes organizational knowledge.

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    Clean and simple and reference management for the web. Sync your PDFs to Google Drive and cite your papers in Google Docs.

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    BibDesk is an organizational software created to help you edit and manage your bibliography. It keeps track of your bibliographic information as well as said information's associated web links and files. Read more about BibDesk.

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    RefWorks is an online research management, writing & collaboration tool that helps researchers easily gather, manage, store & share information.

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    The intelligence, technology and human expertise you need to find trusted answers. Thomson Reuters is The Answer Company.

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    Accelerate Your Research. Save time, stay organized, collaborate with colleagues and get published with EndNote 20.

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    Papers is a research management software designed to streamline searching, aggregating and citing digital reference materials.

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    Cite This For Me is a website that creates citations for papers. Citations are a necessary part of the academic process, and learning how to cite a source is a staple of English classrooms everywhere. Read more about Cite This For Me.

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    A new FREE citation generator.

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Top 5 Free Reference Management Software for Research
Zotero is the only software that automatically senses research on the web. Need an article from JSTOR or a preprint from A news story from the New York Times or a book from a library? Zotero has you covered, everywhere.
10 Best Reference Management Software for Research
Zotero is a reference management software that can be used by students and researchers of all levels. It’s a great way to keep track of your sources, as well as easily create citations and bibliographies. Here are some of the ways Zotero can be especially helpful for Ph.D. students:
Citation Management Tools - Alternatives to EndNote
Mendeley is a free Web-based tool similar to Zotero, but it sets itself apart with a robust PDF annotating tool. Because Mendeley doesn't work within Google Docs, you would have to create a bibliography and copy it over to the document. Thus, Mendeley might be a great fit for those who use citation managers for personal...
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