Citing and Writing Tools


F1000Workspace is a unified space for writing, collecting, citing, & sharing scientific literature. It features a web-based application, a browser extension, a Word plugin, and a desktop app.



Zotero is a free reference management system where you can collect, manage, cite, and share research. They offer two options. One is an extension for the Firefox web-browser. The second is a Windows only stand-alone client.


Citation Style Help


EndNote is bibliographic management software you purchase and load on your computer. Students, staff, and faculty can purchase EndNote at a discount. Faculty and Staff can purchase EndNote with departmental funds (if available) through ITS Software Acquisition.



Mendeley is a free reference management system where you can collect, manage, cite, create groups, and share research. Mendeley is essentially a free version of Endote, with a handful of Endnote’s features missing.


Writing Assistance


HSL Online Guides Endnote Mendeley Zotero F1000Workspace
Classes at HSL See here See here   See here
Cost Full: Under $100 through UNC-CH
Basic: free via Web

Free to everyone
UNC-CH Add-ons

Free to everyone Free through UNC-CH
How is it used? Full: Your Computer
Basic: Web
Your computer
and the Web
Your computer
and the Web
Major citation styles?
Annotation of PDFs
Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions


Adds citation from a PDF
Sharing options X7 users have sharing options / email compressed libraries UNC-CH members have unlimited groups See group options here
Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
Free online storage Unlimited with X7 5,000+ papers
(UNC-CH members have more space)
700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (latest)
Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (all)
Microsoft Word
Google Docs


Last modified: 04/10/18
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