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Citation Managers

Students at Lesley often use citation managers to organize their research materials and resources. There are many different platforms and methods for using citation managers, but these are the three that we have seen used most often:

  • EndNoteWeb, produced by Clarivate Analytics, is the web-based version of the EndNote X9 software. EndNote is designed to adhere to Section 508 Guidelines.
  • Mendeley, which was purchased by Elsevier in 2013, is a citation manager that is free for up to 2GB of storage. It does not provide any accessibility options. Mendeley provides no documentation to this effect, but Mendeley Support has said their development team is working to incorporate accessibility features (per personal communications). 
  • Zotero is a free, open-source citation manager that is based on Mozilla technology. Zotero strives to be as compliant as Firefox for web accessibility, but has no formal documentation. However, Zotero has active forums where developers and users post, and it is monitored by developers for issues.