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.


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.


Review of the features of each citation manager and the help offered by HSL
Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
HSL Online Guides Endnote Zotero Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace)
Classes at HSL Classes for EndNote   Classes for Sciwheel
Cost Under $100 through UNC-CH 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
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 See group options here
Share unlimited projects and manuscripts
Free online storage X7 and above: unlimited 700+ papers
(more space can be purchased)
Word Processor Microsoft Word Microsoft Word
LibreOffice (all)
Microsoft Word
Google Docs
Manuscripts for Mac


Last modified: 09/15/22