Which bibliographic software is right for you?
EndNote or Reference Manager: view our Bibliography
Software Comparison Chart, and read on for our analysis and software training options.
Both EndNote and Reference Manager save significant time and effort searching online databases, capturing and managing reference material, then using and listing those sources as in-text citations and bibliographies. However, there are some distinct differences and unique features that set either tool apart. Read on to discover which bibliographic software solution is right for you:
Choose EndNote if you want...
PDF Import capabilities - EndNote will read an existing PDF on your machine, then go online to find the citation and create a new reference with the PDF automatically attached.
PDF viewing capabilities - EndNote's built-in PDF viewer also lets you annotate the file and carry out key word searches on the contents.
Windows or Mac support - EndNote works seamlessly on both operating systems to suit the way you work.
Ultimate access to your references - You can sync up your library for access anywhere: on your desktop, online, or on your iPad. There is also a mobile version of EndNote for use on smart phones for multi-platform, anywhere access to your research.
Support for figures & tables - In addition to handling your citations, EndNote can also easily manage all your figures and tables when writing.
Find Full Text capability - This tool will go online to find free PDFs of the published articles for the references in your collection and automatically attach any it finds to the corresponding references.
Smart Groups - These provide a way of automatically grouping similar or related references.
Visit our EndNote homepage to find out more and download a free trial.
Choose Reference Manager if you want...
Multi-user access - You can have as many users as you like read and write to the same database simultaneously.
Built-in Web Publisher - Publish up to 15 reference databases to the Web or company Intranet.
Synonym support - You can set up multiple keywords to mean the same when carrying out searches - perfect when dealing with English and American spellings and plurals.
Reference marking - this handy feature can be used to select certain references for copying, citing, moving etc.
Visit our Reference Manager homepage to find our more and download a free trial.