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EndNote, Zotero, and Other Reference Managers

Software which stores and organizes information for your education, research and clinical care

EndNote at a Glance

EndNote: The most well-known reference manager, $$

Compatibility: Mac and Windows

Current version: 20

Integrates with Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write (CWYW). Will integrate with Apple Pages as well.

Current prices as of 1/25/21 (and subject to change). UCSF faculty and staff $220.926, Students $114.39. Upgrade to version 20 for those that own earlier versions $99.00 for all groups. More information at ). For perspective: Non-educational list price is ~$250.

There is a one-month free trial (

There is a limited function online version for free at:


  • Customizable
  • Handles large article libraries well (>5,000)
  • "Industry standard" and most well known/prestigious
  • Ability to fetch full text of articles in batches


  • Cost
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Does not add website information well
  • Removing duplicate articles process is confusing

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