You have many options when it comes to selecting a program to manage your citations; view the columns below and the tabs above for more information on specific citation managers.
All citation management programs let you:
Comparison of reference management software (Wikipedia): Comparisons of about 30 desktop-based and web-based tools. Includes information on integration with word processors, supported platforms, import/export capabilities, citation styles, and more.
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 or upgrade EndNote at a discount.
EndNote Training Calendar, from EndNote.com
RefWorks is cloud-based and allows for easy collaboration. Access to RefWorks is provided by the UCB Library to UCB students, staff, and faculty. Once you are registered, log in at any computer with Internet access.
Zotero, an open source (free) program, may be used in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Zotero 5.0, just released July 2017, includes substantial changes. Documentation is in the process of being updated. Zotero features include:
Mendeley is a free citation manager and academic social network with web-based, desktop, and mobile versions. Works with Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, and BibTeX.
Also see a Mendeley guide.