RefWorks is available in two versions. If you are new to RefWorks, use the new version!
The old version, Legacy RefWorks, can still be used but will be retired (date has not been confirmed). Note! If you are already using Legacy RefWorks, don't migrate to new RefWorks before you've finished your current projects/documents. A text document (i.e. your text in Word) is locked to Legacy RefWorks and won't be recognised by new RefWorks.
Mendeley is a reference manager that doubles as an "academic" social media platform. With Mendeley you'll keep track of both your references and your colleagues and friends.
Create a profile page where you list your fields of interest and your latest publications. You can follow other users you find interesting and get updated on their work.
Get set with Mendeley!
|Windows & Word||Yes, you can choose between Write-N-Cite and RefWorks Citation Manager to cite and create reference lists||Yes, use Cite-O-Matic and Mendeley Cite to cite and create reference lists|
|Mac & Word||Yes, use RefWorks Citation Manager to cite and create reference lists||Yes, use Cite-O-Matic and Mendeley Cite to cite and create reference lists|
|Linux & Libre Office||Meh, not really, gotta do it manually||Yes, just as well as on other OSes|
|Android||No||Yes, there's an app with some features|
|IOS||No||Yes, there's an app with some features|
|Word 365 (online)||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited storage||No, limited to ~ 2 GB||No, limited to 2 GB|
|Is it a breeze to use?||No, you'll encounter some errors (e.g. in Alma) and incomplete data||No, you'll encounter some errors and incomplete data|
|PDF import||Yes, but references are extracted with mixed results||Yes, but references are extracted with mixed results|