Answered By: The Library, University of Notre Dame Australia
Last Updated: Mar 22, 2020     Views: 2573

RefWorks is recommended for undergraduates and postgraduates taking coursework degrees. It is more straightforward to use than EndNote, particularly for beginners. As it is cloud-based you will not need to download any software to use it, however you may still be required to download and install the plugin for Word. 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. You will need to download EndNote onto your personal PC, which limits its use. You can also download the Word plugin if needed. The Library provides researchers and research students with support in their use of EndNote.

Please go to the Library's Referencing Tools page for more information on both systems. You can also go to our Video Tutorials page or the RefWorks tutorial page (by Proquest) to learn how to use this software.

If you want to know which citation management software is best for you University of California San Francisco Library provides some good tips on using these software including RefWorks and EndNote. They also have a comparison table listing various capabilities and features of the two products