What do Citation Management Tools do?
|Import from online databases||Yes||Yes||No|
|Import citation information from web page||No||Yes||Yes|
|Create in-text citations||Yes||Yes||No|
|Group ability to add references to shared folder||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Publicly share Profile/citations||No||No||No|
|Storage||2GB (free)||Yes, 100 MG, cloud based||No|
*While these tools are not Web-based, meaning you need to download a desktop application, they do have a web component (which can be used without being on the desktop download and which can be synced with the desktop).
**Zotero is a local client application that syncs data accessible on the web through a read-only interface. You cannot log into zotero.org and edit/add citations; it must be done through your local application. The web access is primarily a read-only backup and group discovery tool.
***Can pay for a more robust subscription, but the basic package is free.