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Quick bibliography software roundup

February 10th, 2010 by eric

Mendeley: free. windows/mac/linux. scans PDFs and can make group

JabRef: free. windows/mac/linux. The program I use. Organizes
references and export refs to LaTeX documents.

BibDesk: free. mac only. iTunes style.

Zotero: free. windows/mac/linux. Firefox extension that saves
citations and can insert them into Word/OpenOffice docs.

Zot2Bib: free. mac only. Firefox extension that links Zotero and BibDesk.

Papers: $40. mac only. iTunes for articles.

CiteULike: free. online. web site that stores your references. can add
articles with one click using bookmarklet, recognizes more sites than

Connotea: free. online. web site that stores references. cann add
articles with one click using bookmarklet. recognizes fewer sites than
CiteULike but looks prettier.

EndNote: $150. windows/mac.

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  • 1 George Feb 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

    You can link Zotero to BibDesk using another Firefox extension:

    Useful if you need to use BibDesk for working with LaTeX, but still want to be able to use Zotero’s one-click reference saving.