Answered By: Lydia Dawe
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020     Views: 1737

The main difference between the reference management tools Endnote and RefWorks is the mode of access. Endnote needs to be downloaded to your computer at home (and is also installed on all computers at UNDA). RefWorks is web-based and requires no downloading. It is accessed via a username and password.

Both programs have downloadable plug-ins for Microsoft Word that allow you to insert references into a document.

For a detailed comparison between the two citation/ reference software and to find out which one is the right one for you, please consult the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) guide on Reference Managers. Link provided below. 

Please note: RefWorks is recommended for undergraduates and postgraduates taking coursework degrees. It is more straightforward to use than Endnote, particularly for beginners. The UNDA Library provides classes and support to undergraduate students in using RefWorks. EndNote is more complex and suitable for Higher Degree Research students and staff, as it has additional features.