In essence, all reference management tools do the same three things:
- Store information about books, articles, websites, etc. in one place.
- Organize this information in a useful way and make it searchable.
- Use the information in your reference manager to add in-text citations and a reference list to a document you are writing or to create a bibliography.
Use the table below to find which reference management tool best fits your needs.
|Free to UCSF
|Easy to learn
|Has online platform
|Syncs with multiple devices
|Bulk upload capabilities
|Fetches full text in batches
|Handles large article libraries