Free reference manager

Several free reference managers are available for researchers and students to help manage their references and citations. However, most of these offer premium versions with additional features or storage space for a fee. Be sure to explore each tool's features and limitations to find the one that best fits your needs.

Paperpile reference manager

Paperpile reference manager

Paperpile is a reference manager designed to help researchers, students, and academics efficiently organize, cite, and manage their research literature:

  • Lightning-quick reference import
  • Cite references in Word, Google Docs, and LaTeX
  • Share references with collaborators
  • Easy migration from other reference managers
  • iOS and Android apps

Free Paperpile features

Paperpile offers some of its key features for free. These free features can be used without a Paperpile subscription:

✅ Google Docs add-on

✅ Microsoft Word Plugin

✅ iOS and Android apps

How to use the Paperpile Google Docs add-on to cite while you write:

🚀 Try Paperpile for free for 30 days; no credit card needed!

“Paperpile is really simple, yet it makes citing faster and effortless.”

-Lecturer, Telkom University

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