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


While both EndNote and RefWorks are freely accessible through the 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 Guide and RefWorks FAQs. You can also register to attend the RefWorks Power Hour, a weekly group session that reviews how to use the research management tool. To register for an upcoming session, visit the Library Events Calendar. I also suggest watching our recorded workshop Introduction to RefWorks--RefWorks Power Hour.                                                                                                                                                 
  2. You will retain your personal RefWorks account beyond graduation from the university. However, you will not have access to EndNote beyond graduation from the university. You would need to purchase a desktop version of EndNote and transfer your citations in order to continue using that product.                                                                  

To compare additional citation software, see the Center for Teaching and Learning's guide on Technology Resources for the Dissertation Process.

  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2023
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