A few weeks ago I started a table comparing a bunch of reference management software packages. What I didn’t do was complete a very exhaustive ‘literature review’ I just got frustrated with the tables that I had seen and started on my own.

I have since discovered that there are actually a few pretty good tables, that probably would have saved me a bunch of time when preparing mine, or I could have just posted a link to someone else’s table and saved myself days wrestling with coding.

However, in my defence, none of the other tables contain monkeys, so that is a place where I have added to the body of knowledge 😛

So here are a few comparisons of reference software that I stumbled across while I was doing the research for mine:

Oxford Library guides with reference to RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz, and Papers

University of Delaware Citation Management tools with RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley

The good folks at Mendeley compare their software with Endnote, Refworks, Zotero, and Papers

MIT supported citation software with EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley

This is a very pretty one from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, it looks at Mendele, Zotero, CiteULike, JabRef, Endnote, RefWorks, and Papers