EndNote or Zotero – which one should you use?
EndNote and Zotero are two reference management sofwares available to University of Geneva members.
Which one use during bachelor studies?
During your bachelor studies, and without further indication from your teachers, we advise that you use Zotero ; it is easier to grasp and its functionalities are sufficient for the works you will have to submit.
For the remaining of your academic studies, you can still use Zotero, or switch to EndNote, in particular if
- you need functionalities not available in Zotero (the main differences are listed below)
- your research group use EndNote to share bibliographic references
Main differences between EndNote and Zotero
|Price||Commercial software, but free for UNIGE members||Free|
|Operating systems||Windows, Mac||Windows, Mac, Linux|
|Online storage||Unlimited||Paid service over 300 Mo|
|Mobile or tablet app||iPad only||iOS only (iPad or iPhone)|
|Automatic import of references||Through a search engine in the software||With a plugin to install in a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari)|
|PDF importation||Automatic||May be automatic|
|PDF annotations in the software|
|Compatible text processing softwares||Word, OpenOffice, Pages||Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, GoogleDoc, LaTeX|
|Bibliographies by sections or categories|
|Public sharing of references|
A complete comparison of these softwares, and Mendeley, is available on the Auckland University of Technology Library website .
If you have questions about these softwares, feel free to contact your librarians.