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How to Choose: Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote

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


If you would like to export one or more items you can export them in the following formats. These formats allow you to migrate your items from one tool to another (note that these formats do not include file attachments).

For all examples you select one or more items and right-click to see the screenshots below.

  • Zotero: BibTeX, RIS, TEI, MODS, and more


  • Mendeley: BibTeX, RIS, and EndNote XML


  • EndNote: TXT, XML, and more