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Zotero, Mendeley, and Endnote can help with gathering, organizing, analyzing, synthesizing, and creating/writing products based on library research.
Get. Connect to a software web site to get the software and for information on installing and using the software.
Support. Do notice that each of these sites has support for answering questions you might have.
Cost. Zotero and Mendeley are free to download and install. EndNote has a free trial version you can install for a short time, but thereafter you have to pay for the version that you install on your computer. For the free "web" version of EndNote, see Comparisons at left.
University sites These sites have fairly current comparison information on costs, functions, etc. That said, be aware that the programs themselves keep evolving.
Wikipedia's Comparison of reference management software includes a large number of resources, as well as information about availability on various operating systems. Not all software options it lists are current, but it could be useful for understanding what's available.
Software websites at different universities
Each of the sites below has fairly current information.
That said, again, the programs themselves keep evolving.