Which citation management program should I use?

I've heard a lot about Zotero, Wizfolio, EndNote, Papers, RefWorks, Medeley, Sente, and others. How do I know which one would be best?

It depends on how you plan to use this type of software.  

Questions to ask yourself when shopping for a citation manager

  • Do you want to be able to store PDFs in the program?  If so, how many GBs? 
  • How much will you need to share and collaborate with your colleagues?
  • Do you want to work offline?  Or would a web-based program be OK?
  • Do you need the program to be compatible with your mobile device?
  • Are you willing to pay for a program or subscription?

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