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


Review of the features of each citation manager and the help offered by HSL
Mendeley Zotero F1000Workspace
HSL Online Guides Endnote Mendeley Zotero F1000Workspace
Classes at HSL See here See here   See here
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH

Free to everyone
UNC-CH Add-ons

Free to everyone Free through UNC-CH
Notes See EndNote Basic/Online guide for further details on the free online version     Use this link to 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



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: 07/18/18