EndNote Basic

Resources for EndNote Basic at the University of Arkansas

EndNote vs. RefWorks

FeatureEndNote BasicRefWorks
Cost Free to UA students, staff, faculty Free to UA students, staff, faculty
Microsoft Word Plug-In Cite While You Write Write-N-Cite
External Databases Supporting Direct Export/Import http://www.endnote.com/endnote_export.asp http://www.refworks.com/content/products/direct_export.asp
Web-Browser Plug-in to Capture Information from External Databases EndNote Basic Capture RefGrab-It
Boolean Searching + for AND
() for grouping terms with OR
- for NOT
"" for grouping words in a phrase
Collaboration Features* Collaborate with other EndNote Web users; read-only RefWorks account: Multi-user access, Simultaneous editing of an account, Offers read-only access of the same data.
RefShare: Share their database (or folders) with members of their own institution and globally with any researcher having Internet access.
Maximum Records 50,000 Unlimited
Storage space 2 GB 100 MB minimum (Administrator can alocate more)
Citation Style Formats 3,300+ predefined, non-customizable 2,161+ predefined, customizable
Predefined Resource Types (Book, Journal, etc.) 50 31
Customizable Fields (Author, Title, etc.) 8 (under Generic reference type) 15
Record Size Limit* All fields can contain 64KB Notes and Abstract fields limited to 1 gigabyte
Duplicate Management Exact record detection; Deletion functionality Exact record detection; Similar record detection; Deletion functionality
Internally Search External Databases Yes Yes
ResearcherID Synchronization Yes No
RSS Feed Integration* No Integrated RSS feed reader
Export Reference Styles 5 6
Database Backup/Restore Options Backup: Export all references to a file in EndNote format.
Restore: Import with EndNote filter.
NOTE: Not a true backup. Grouping information is lost.
Full database backup: Revert to a previous library that even maintains folder organization. Can also be used to share references with another user.
Mobile Device Application* No RefMobile - for mobile and smart phones, PDAs

*Modified from the University of Wisconsin, Madison Citation Managers Comparison: http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html

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