Available for free* for TAMU-College Station students, staff, and faculty. Desktop downloadable version available through Texas A&M Software Center.
*EndNote is not free, but TAMU licenses for use by the listed groups.
Available for free* for TAMU with TAMU NetID and password via refworks.proquest.com/
*RefWorks is not free, but TAMU licenses for use by the listed groups.
|Free up to 300 MB / $20 for 2 GB / $60 for 6 GB|
|Access||Downloadable software and web-based application||Web-based||Downloadable software and web-based application|
|Access after leaving A&M||Yes: current downloaded version only, no upgrades||Yes||Yes|
|Organize PDFs & other documents||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Annotate / highlight PDFs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Full-text searching across PDFs||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sharing documents||Yes||Yes (also offers creating public URL)||Yes|
|Mobile App||Yes: iPhone and iPad only||No||Yes, via third parties|
Comparison created by Texas A&M University librarians Paria Tajallipour, Sarah Bankston, Carolyn Jackson, and Stephen Bales, drawing on the example provided by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
In Spring 2014, students in Professor Maura Ives's graduate research methods course, English 603: Bibliography and Research, tested Zotero alongside RefWorks. They reported the following advantages:
Special thanks to Maura Ives, Bruce Herbert, and Texas A&M University graduate students Karen Davis, Wendy Bustamante, Alex Haitos, Mary Ross, and Jeffrey Utzinger for their feedback on Zotero.
Zotero to EndNote
To save your Zotero library for importing into EndNote, click the Zotero button that looks like a gear and choose "Export Library." Choose RIS as the file type and pick a filename.
In EndNote, click "File" and then "Import." Click the "Choose File" button and select the file you just exported from Zotero. Set Import Option to "Reference Manager (RIS)" and click Import.
EndNote to Zotero
To export your EndNote library for use in Zotero, click "File" and then "Export." Set the output style to "RefMan (RIS) Export" and save it as a text file.
In Zotero, click the button that looks like a gear and choose "Import." Just double-click the file you exported from EndNote. The new references will be added to a collection named "Imported" followed by the date and time.
[The content of this LibGuide section was taken from a CC BY-NC 3.0 licensed LibGuide by Jason Puckett of Georgia State University Library]