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Citation Management

Need help learning EndNote, RefWorks, and the rest? You've come to the right place.


Endnote and Refworks are the two citation managers we provide at UGA. They can be used to input citations into your Word documents and also to format your works cited page for your research papers all at the same time. The best part is they do this automatically for almost any citation style you could need!

The UGA Student Technology Fee, through the UGA Libraries, funds the licenses for two citation managers: EndNote, and RefWorks.

Note: EndNote and RefWorks are available to all faculty, staff and students at UGA. Exclusions may affect certain patron classes. Please ask at any UGA Libraries' Reference desk. UGA Libraries may contact users periodically for feedback (but not spam).  

ENDNOTE X9 is our most recent version available. 

  • If you are a Mac OS Catalina user, your version is X9.3.1. It is listed as "Mac OS X9 Catalina" in the selection pull-down menu
  • If you use Mojave or High Sierra, you can select "Mac OS X9" which is X9.1.x. You will need to update to X9.2.x, but you do not have to move to X9.3.1. 

EndNote X9.3 for Mac is a 64-bit application. All EndNote Mac versions below this are 32-bit applications. X9.3 is different from other EndNote programs and your libraries will need to be converted to the new program.

If you are moving from a previous version, we recommend doing this ahead of time:

  • Note your operating system and your version of Word (if using) to check for incompatibilities,
    • Occasionally you may need to update Word as well.
  • Sync your records with EndNote Online before downloading the new version.
  • Save a copy of your EndNote library (the .enl, .enlp or .enlx file) to a USB, or external drive, as an additional back up to the online Sync.
  • Just before downloading the most recent version, uninstall the old one, or archive it elsewhere.
    • Mac users should perform the uninstall using "Customizer"

There are many other citation managers. Please see: Wikipedia: Comparison of Reference Management Software for more on the functionalities of citation managers.

Need help?

Require further clarification about citation managers? Please contact us or check the Endnote FAQ.