At a Glance:
EndNote: has desktop version & online EndNote Web; can sync the the two; can check out software from Circulation Desk to upload on computer.
Mendeley: has a desktop version that can sync with the online, cloud-based system
Zotero: desktop software with Firefox add-on but can be used with other browsers
Why Use Citation Management Software?
Citation management software allows you to track your sources as you use them rather than waiting until the end of a project to retype a separate bibliography or Table of Authorities. This software also auto formats your citations so that you spend less time flipping through the Blue Book for citations rules. While citation management software is a time-saver, you must still REVIEW each citation for accuracy before submitting it in class or to the court because no software can guarantee 100% accuracy.
Which System is Right for Me?