This guide provides information about some citation management tools other than RefWorks. General information about citation formatting can be found at the Library's Citing and Writing page at https://sites.umuc.edu/library/libhow/gethelp-citing.cfm.
The UMUC Library's subscription to RefWorks will end on June 30, 2019.
Due to the increased cost of the UMUC Library’s RefWorks subscription and to the increasing availability of free and low-cost options for personal citation management tools, the UMUC Library’s subscription to RefWorks will end on June 30, 2019. Please use this guide to learn more about alternate tools and how to migrate your RefWorks citations. Please Ask a Librarian if you have questions.
Given the variety of citation management options available, it's important to choose the tool that's right for you. The table below lists some of the more popular alternatives to RefWorks.
Click on the tabs at the top of the page for detailed information about each of the tools listed in the table.
(subject to change)
Free for 300 MB of storage
$20 per year for 2 GB of storage
$60 per year for 6 GB of storage
$120 per year for unlimited storage
$249.95 list price for one-time purchase; discounted pricing available for UMUC students, faculty, and staff
$99.95 list price for previous users to upgrade to the latest version
Free for 2 GB of storage
$55 per year for 5 GB of storage
$110 per year for 10 GB of storage
$165 per year for unlimited storage
|Web/desktop||Desktop and web versions||Desktop and web versions||Desktop and web versions|
|Importing||From databases and web pages||From databases||From databases and web pages|
|PDFs||PDF file management and organization; can sync with third-party annotation software||Allows highlighting and note taking||Allows highlighting and note taking|
|Sharing and collaborating||Can sync group libraries||Can share with up to 100 collaborators||Several types of groups available. Users with free accounts can create only one group with three members.|
|Learning curve||Easy to learn; simple design||Not quite as user-friendly as other options||Quick to install and easy to learn; user-friendly interface|