The library is still supporting EndNote. This comparison chart can help you choose the right product for you.
|Ease of learning||A bit simpler to learn than EndNote||Takes a bit longer to learn|
|To get the software...||Click on Refworks from the Databases A-Z page. Log in with LDAP ID and password, then create your account.||
Borrow CD at Falvey service desk or contact Robin Bowles for a USB installer.
|I use a Mac...||RefWorks is compatible with PC and Mac!||Borrow Mac version at Falvey service desk.|
|Export citations from databases...||Yes, export to your personal folders from any location where you have an Internet connection.||Yes, export to EndNote folders located on your own computer.|
|Citations are stored...||On RefWorks server.||On your computer|
|Place in-text citations and generate bibliography as I type my paper...||Yes, with Write-N-Cite||Yes, with Cite While You Write|
|Generate stand-alone bibliographies...||Yes||Yes|
|Share files with others for group projects...||Easy and streamlined with RefShare feature!||Email or download files to share and merge.|
|Special characters, accent marks, etc.||Unicode compliant|
|If I start with one product and want to switch...||You can convert your RefWorks files to EndNote and vice-versa.|
|If I leave Villanova...||You can download your citations to your computer, but you will no longer have access to RefWorks unless you purchase your own subscription.||The software is on your computer for you to keep using. Upgrades have to be purchased.|
RefWorks is a Web-based software package designed to help you easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.
Research and Support: X94273 (off campus, 610-519-4273)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice: Internet Explorer 7 users may experience extreme slowness when using RefWorks. This is due to IE's new Phishing Filter that evaluates website content. Microsoft has a downloadable patch for this problem. A second option is to manually turn off the phishing filter under the tools section of IE.