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Likelihood to Recommend

EndNote

EndNote seems to be adept at managing a large number of references in the easiest manner possible. This makes everything very streamlined when it comes to inserting references and creating the actual bibliography. You also have the ability to create rules to help organize and smooth out your workflow so things stay on track.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

Zotero (with its good buddy Zotfile) is well suited for any researcher who wants to go completely paperless in their research process, or who wants a centralized library system to manage their research projects, including attachments, notes, annotations, sources, and bibliographies. It is geared towards academic and social sciences researchers.Zotero is a powerful tool with a learning curve, and as such it might not be worth the investment of time and energy for end-users with simple research project needs.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

EndNote

  • Literature book-keeping by drag and drop
  • Rich output format selection for bibliography
  • Automatically extracting bibliographic info from the PDF
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

  • Zotero's MS Word and Google Docs plug-ins and Chrome extension makes the process of storing, indexing, and citing sources seamless
  • Zotero's automated retrieval of embedded metadata in PDFs and websites is incredibly accurate, which increases my confidence in the citations created by Zotero
  • The library of available citation styles is extensive and largely accurate
  • I love that Zotero syncs your work and citations online, which allows me to work from multiple devices (e.g., laptop, office desktop, computer labs)
Elizabeth Umberfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

EndNote

  • There have been issues with databases after upgrades but this seems fixed in newer versions.
  • Corrupt libraries after Word upgrade. Again, seems fixed in new versions
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

  • Zotero is a free, independent open-source project, and as such, it depends on the support of its users and developer community to extend the software and address bugs. Personally, I prefer the open-source approach but some users may wish for a paid option with dedicated support.
  • The Zotfile plugin is a must-have extension that turbocharges Zotero for me; however, it doesn't ship as part of Zotero, it must be installed by end-users, a process which involves .XPI files. This isn't a big deal, but it may be too much for non-technical users. It would be nice to see this functionality included in the core application.
  • Zotero does take a small investment of time for even tech-savvy end-users to get into the flow -- but once that small learning curve is scaled, it is intuitive and empowering.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

EndNote

EndNote 7.4
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Again, I would like to see a good manual having case-by-case tutorials.
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

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Alternatives Considered

EndNote

Currently have not found any other solutions that address our needs the way that EndNote does. There are many features that are exclusive to EndNote that works for us the way we need it to.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

Zotero is much less prone to glitches than Mendeley, and has much easier to use web extensions and word processor plugins. I found Zotero easy and intuitive to use
Elizabeth Umberfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

EndNote

  • Positive impact on time.
  • Saves us money due to licensing.
Lochan Kalicharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Zotero

  • Zotero is a free toolset, so my investment is limited to my time spent installing and configuring the product and the Zotfile extension, and teaching myself how to use it effectively -- and this time was very well spent, as Zotero and Zotfile greatly eased my efforts in researching and writing a large thesis paper. I estimate that, after taking my time investment into account, I have saved at least 50 hours of research time by going fully paperless with Zotero.
  • Zotero and Zotfile allow me to use the internet fearlessly as a research tool, as they help to automate away all of the minutiae of digital research. I have saved at least three hours of time managing my references page (this is a separate time saving from the research time I mention above).
  • By abstracting away most of the tedium associated with academic research, Zotero and Zotfile empowered me to focus on the actual research, allowing me to craft an exceptionally strong thesis project and paper that helped me secure first place in my master's program cohort.
Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

EndNote

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

EndNote Editions & Modules

Edition
Upgrade License$99.95
Full License$249.95
Student License$115.95
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    Zotero

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Zotero Editions & Modules

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