Citing and Writing Tools

Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)

Sciwheel (formerly 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 Citation Manager

Zotero is a free reference management tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research. Zotero is available as a desktop app and ZoteroBib is a free website that allows you to build a bibliography instantly without creating an account or installing software.


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 Citation Manager

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 EndNote, with a handful of Endnote’s features missing. Please note: HSL does not support this product.


Writing Assistance


Review of the features of each citation manager and the help offered by HSL
Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
HSL Online Guides Endnote Mendeley Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
Classes at HSL Classes for EndNote Classes for Mendeley   Classes for Sciwheel
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH

Mendeley is free to everyone
UNC-CH Add-ons

Zotero is free to everyone Free through UNC-CH
Notes See EndNote Basic/Online guide for further details on the free online version     Create Account. Select No, I’m a new user then select password.
How is it used? Computer
+ Web
+ Web
+ Web
Major citation styles?
Annotation of PDFs
Locate full-text using UNC-CH subscriptions
Instructions for EndNote


Instructions for Zotero

Instructions for Sciwheel
Adds citation from a PDF
Sharing options X7 and above 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 X7 and above: unlimited 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
Manuscripts for Mac


Last modified: 10/06/20