|Feature||Endnote||Mendeley Reference Manager||Zotero|
|Free or fee?||Web based version is free;
Desktop version known as EndNote 20 is fee
based paid by user.
RIT does not have a site
license for desktop version.
|Need live internet?||Yes||No||No|
|Integrate with word processor?
(Check specifics for each, software compatibility varies)
|Stores PDFs? (Check storage limits,
fees may apply at a stated gigabyte level)
|Export citations in multiple styles?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sync across devices?||No but Basic is cloud based||Yes||Yes|
|Export references? Maybe to move
to another system or backup?
|Ownership||Corporation - Clarivate||Corporation - Elsevier||Open source nonprofit Corporation for Digital Scholarship|
Features change. This table was created on 11/17/20. Check your target product to make sure the feature you are interested in is still offered.
Adapted from Penn State LibGuide with permission on 11/13/20 https://guides.libraries.psu.edu/CitationStyles/Tools