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Citation Management

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

Accessing Your Citation Manager

Citation managers can input citations into word processing documents and format a works cited at the same time. They change automatically for almost any citation style you could need! They also serve as your own searchable database of citations. The UGA Student Technology Fee, through the UGA Libraries, funds the licenses for two citation managers: EndNote, and RefWorks.

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).  

Are you a current EndNote user updating EndNote versions? Before downloading:

  • Update your version of MS Word.
  • Sync your records with EndNote Online before downloading the new version.
  • Save a copy of your EndNote library (the .enl, .enlp or .enlx file) 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 can uninstall using "Customizer"

Are you using a Mac with Catalina?

EndNote X9.3 for Mac is a 64-bit application. All other versions are 32-bit applications. See the EndNote for Mac guide for an install video.

  • If you are a Mac OS Catalina user, you must use X9.3.1 or later. See "Mac OS X9 Catalina" in the selection pull-down menu.
  • If you use Mac Mojave or High Sierra, you can select "Mac OS X9" but X9.3.1 should be backwards compatible.

Choosing a Citation Manager

Not sure whether you want to use EndNote or RefWorks?

  • If you use different computer workstations, use Google Docs, and share your citations with many people, consider RefWorks.
  • If you use the same machine, and would like more storage space for your PDFs and documents, consider EndNote.

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

You may also want to watch this 50-minute video which shows the basics of each citation manager