Q. Are there reasons for using EndNote over RefWorks, or vice versa?


While both EndNote and RefWorks are freely accessible through the NCU Library, and provide similar features in terms of managing reference citations, the Library recommends using RefWorks for the following reasons:

  1. We provide more troubleshooting and instructional support for RefWorks, including our RefWorks Library Workshop Video, RefWorks Quick Tutorial Videos, and RefWorks FAQs.
  2. You will retain your personal RefWorks account beyond graduation from NCU. However, you will not have access to EndNote beyond graduation from NCU. You would need to purchase a desktop version of EndNote and transfer your citations in order to continue using that product. For details see our FAQ here.
  3. EndNote is not currently compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. They are actively developing a patch for this issue. For details and updates see the support forum for this issue here.


  • Last Updated Feb 12, 2017
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