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How to Choose: Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote

A guide comparing the features of Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote.

Word processor compatibility

In order to create in-text citations and a bibliography you can use a word processor toolbar. Click the links of the software title for more information.

Tool

Microsoft Word 
(Windows)

Microsoft Word 
(OS X)

LibreOffice 
OpenOffice

Apple Pages

Zotero

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Mendeley

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

EndNote

Yes Yes Yes Yes


Citation styles

Each tool support the most popular citation styles, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, and Nature. Beyond those styles there are thousands that are for specific journals and disciplines. To view additional citation styles for each tool, click the links below (opens a new window). If you have questions about style support, email wu-libcite@wumail.wustl.edu: