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Compare EndNote and Reference Manager

Compare EndNote X8 with Thomson Reuters Reference Manager; a powerful bibliographic solution for workgroups, networks and collaborative projects. But now that EndNote offers library sharing for up to 100 people, it's time to make the switch.

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Side by side: EndNote and Reference Manager

EndNote and Reference Manager are both quality reference management solutions, used by thousands of researchers around the world. EndNote, known for its advanced reference management and bibliography creation tools, and Reference Manager for its reference sharing capabilities.

But now, with the addition of library sharing and unlimited online storage in EndNote, there's no question as to which Thomson Reuters reference management solution will best meet your needs. Consider the advantages using EndNote to find, store, create and share your research. EndNote X8 works with both Windows® and Macintosh®, and delivers many of your favorite Reference Manager features plus a whole host of other useful features.

That is why we recommend you to purchase EndNote as it is more up to date and has many big advantages. If you are already a Reference Manager user, why not switch now? You are entitled to buy the EndNote upgrade and EndNote will open and convert your existing Reference manager databases.

Compare EndNote X8 with Reference Manager

  EndNote X8 Reference Manager
  Desktop & online Desktop
Operating systems Mac OS X Windows Windows
Reference storage Unlimited Unlimited
Attachment storage Unlimited Unlimited
Manuscript matcher  
Library sharing In network only
Reference sharing
Automatic reference updating  
Advanced reference organization  
Online database searching
Create a list of favorite styles  
Create custom groups of references  
Create smart groups of references for instant sorting  
One click to find full text  
Annotate and highlight PDFs  
Search PDF text and annotations  
PDF auto-import folder  
Smart reference creation  
Integrated with Microsoft Word
Predefined bibliographic formatting styles 6,000+ 1,300+
Create your own formatting styles
Multiple bibliographies in a single document  
Subheading and category bibliographies Subject bibliographies only
Composite references  
Field substitutions  
Journal abbreviation recognition & standardization
Custom options to add more database providers
Max number of fields 56 37
Max number of reference types 48 35
Unicode compliant  

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