EndNote & Refworks — Personal Bibliographic Management (PBM) tools
A personal bibliographic management tool may be either a software package or an Internet based service that provides you with the capability to electronically collect and manage bibliographic resources from hundreds of databases and to output these resources into formatted bibliographies, footnotes and in-text citations. Most PBM tools include the following features:
- Electronic collection of bibliographic resources from most commercial research literature databases, e.g. Art Abstracts, BIOSIS, ERIC, MLA, PsycINFO, etc.
- Electronic collection of bibliographic resources from most public catalogs, e.g. NLM (PubMed), LC, OhioLINK, UCLID, etc.
- Creation of formatted (all major styles) bibliographies, footnotes and in-text citations
- Convenient linking to full-text resources saved on a PC or on the Internet
- Management and organization of bibliographic resources in one or multiple databases
- Detection and management of duplicate bibliographic resources
- Browsing and searching of your own bibliographic databases
The answer to this question really depends on your personal situation, environment and preferences. Both PBM tools supported by UC (EndNote and RefWorks) are excellent products. Both EndNote and RefWorks would likely satisfy most, if not all, of your requirements. However, you are encouraged to review the next section, "Links to PBM Tools Comparison Charts" to compare features of EndNote, RefWorks and other BPM tools.
Some of the following links contain some local institutional information. However, most of the information provided is generic and will help you compare the features and functionality of EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero and other PBM tools/services.
Adept Scientific (2013) EndNote/EndNote Web/Reference Manager: Bibliographic software comparison chart. Retrieved February , 2013 from http://www.adeptscience.co.uk/products/refman/reference/chart.html.
Research management and citation . Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://library.law.yale.edu/research/research-management-and-citation .
This site provides a comparison table including the following personal bibliographic management tools: Evernote (open source), Mendeley, Zotero (the Firefox based PBM), EndNoteWeb and RefWorks.
Citation managers - UW Madison Libraries. Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://www.library.wisc.edu/citation-managers/comparison.html . This site compares EndNote (desktop version), EndNote Web, Mendeley, RefWorks and Zotero (the Firefox based PBM).
Compare RefWorks with EndNote (2013). Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://guides.hsl.unc.edu/content.php?pid=131994 .
Overview of citation software at MIT: Managing your references. Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=55486&sid=427307 .
This site includes Zotero (the Firefox based PBM), EndNote, Mendeley and RefWorks.
A Comparison of reference managers. (2013). Retrieved February 4, 2013 from http://guides.library.upenn.edu/citationmgmt .
This site provides a brief tabular comparison of the following personal bibliographic management systems: RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley.
Wikipedia contributors.Comparison of reference management software. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_reference_management_software .
Last Modified: February 4, 2013
Web site content: Randall Roberts