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EndNote Web

EndNote Web delivers an easy-to-use Web-based bibliographic solution that complements EndNote.  Users can start their papers in EndNote Web and finish them on the desktop with EndNote and vice versa!  EndNote Web references can be transferred directly between EndNote Web and EndNote X, X1, X2, X3, or X4 desktops, and references from both EndNote and EndNote Web can be cited in one document. In addition, EndNote Web folders can be shared easily, simplifying collaboration with colleagues. 

EndNote Web provides a bibliographic solution for undergraduate students and periodic writers. For professional researchers and graduate students who depend on EndNote desktop features such as the ability to organize and cite images and manage PDFs and term lists, EndNote Web is the perfect complement to EndNote - providing online storage for references and an efficient means of collaboration with colleagues and students throughout the research and publishing process.

To access EndNote Web, go to and follow the instructions to set up an account.  Initial account setup must take place from an on-campus computer.

In order to be able to take advantage of the new transfer feature to and from EndNote desktop, you will need to be running EndNote Version X.0.2 or higher. 

What is EndNote Web?

EndNote Web is a Web-based bibliographic service for students and researchers that organizes personal reference collections and saves time retyping references for course work and publication.   EndNote Web searches ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed and hundreds of online library catalogs, imports references complete with abstracts, organizes references in folders, and creates bibliographies in over 2,300 publishing styles.  With EndNote Web you can:

  • Search ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed and hundreds of library OPACs directly

  • Import references from hundreds of online bibliographic databases and organize a library of references in any language with Unicode

  • Store up to 10,000 references per EndNote Web account

  • Edit references-add notes, keywords-modify any field

  • Use over 2,300 publishing styles to format in-text citations and bibliographies

  • Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word (requires plug-in) to insert references and format papers instantly

  • Format papers in other word processors using RTF (rich text format) files

  • Easily transfer references to and from EndNote X and X1 (export/import to previous versions)

  • Simplify collaboration with colleagues-share EndNote Web folders

  • Use EndNote Web toolbars in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla to access your reference library in one click, and capture citation data easily (requires plug-in).

How will students and researchers learn to use EndNote Web?

EndNote Web's intuitive interface gets users up to speed quickly. An online Getting Started Guide  comes with the program, including online tutorials with 24/7 access to assist users getting started.  For more information, please go to or view the EndNote Web Guided Tour in the Help Section.

How will EndNote users take advantage of EndNote Web?

Desktop EndNote users will find EndNote Web a great way to collaborate, maximizing the expertise each researcher brings to a project. Using EndNote Web, researchers can share specific folders with designated colleagues or students. A shared folder can be viewed by others with an EndNote Web account.  EndNote Web on the desktop remains the powerhouse favored by researchers who publish frequently, write citation-intensive works and require the performance available only from a desktop tool.

The addition of EndNote Web helps undergraduate students organize their references for citing in papers. EndNote Web users can select full EndNote or EndNote Web, for citing references in a paper. Cite While You Write works the same whether you are citing references from your desktop or Web library.

For the professional researcher and graduate student who depend on EndNote and other desktop writing tools, EndNote Web is the perfect complement for storing references. Now EndNote users who demand a robust desktop writing tool with a higher degree of accessibility and control can be even more productive using the combination of EndNote and EndNote Web.

What are the differences between EndNote and EndNote Web?

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EndNote Web


Save references X X
Organize & edit references X X
Storage capacity (number of references) 10,000 unlimited
Import from many databases and OPACs X X
Cite & format papers with bibliographies X X
Create & save advanced searches   X
Customize views & displays   X
Edit reference import filters & output styles   X
Use term lists for auto-entry   X
Cite tables, figures, & equations   X
Drag & drop PDF files to store with references   X
Use EndNote Export to transfer references from a variety of Web-based resources   X
Work offline (anytime/anywhere)   X
Local personal files & documents X
High performance desktop environment X


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