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How to Choose: Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote

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

Import: Simple

Simple and Unique Methods

  • Zotero: One click in your URL address bar can capture most records.


  • Mendeley: Drag and drop a PDF file into Mendeley to create a record.


  • EndNote: Some databases provide an EndNote button.


Import: Manual

Manual Methods

After downloading a TXT, RIS, or BIB file for a record, you can import it manually:

  • Zotero


  • Mendeley


  • EndNote