You have many options when it comes to selecting a program to manage your citations. The tabs across the top will provide more information on specific citation managers.
All citation management programs let you:
Comparison of reference management software (Wikipedia): Comparisons of over 20 commercial, free, and open-source, desktop-based and web-based tools. Includes charts on how they stack up on integration with word processors, supported platforms, import and export capabilities, citation styles, and more.
Check the Library Workshop Calendar for these upcoming classes:
EndNote is a client-based program, which means the software resides on your computer and is not accessible via the Internet. EndNote features include:
For a comparison of the differences among the current EndNote version and earlier versions, see their comparison chart.
EndNote Basic, a free web-based version, limits the number of citations you can store, has a limited number of citation styles, and a limited number databases that it's compatible with. Purchasers of EndNote Desktop also get access to the full EndNote Online.
UC students, staff, and faculty can purchase EndNote at a substantial discount.
RefWorks is cloud-based and allows for easy collaboration. Access to RefWorks is provided by the UCB Library to UCB students, staff, and faculty.
Zotero, an open source (free) program, was first developed as a Firefox extension, but now also has Chrome and Safari plug-ins, as well as a stand-alone application. Features include:
Need more help? See the Zotero support site.
Mendeley is a free citation manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop, and mobile versions. Works with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and BibTeX.