EndNote and RefWorks are widely used by UCSF faculty and students, and the Library provides training and support. However, we also provide basic information on others gaining popularity such as Zotero, Mendeley, and Papers.
RefWorks or EndNote: Which Software is Right for Me?
The most significant differences:
RefWorks is totally web-based, easy to learn, and free to the UCSF community.
EndNote must be purchased and installed on your computer, but has more features, is more customizable, and has more options for managing PDFs and other documents.
UCSF affiliates have limited access to EndNote Web, a stripped-down, web-based version of EndNote.