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EndNote: Citation Management

Brief introductions on how to install and get started using the various EndNote versions

What is EndNote Online?

EndNote Online allows you to collect, organize and store citations in the cloud - often with one-click export from library databases.

  • You can attach pdfs of the actual articles to the citations and access them wherever you are, even if you aren't on your personal computer.
  • You can install a capture button in your bookmarks bar to collect citations from databases and Google Scholar.
  • You can install the Cite-While-You-Write plugin for Microsoft Word in order to insert and automatically format your in-text citations and bibliography.
  • You can share a group of citations with others who have an EndNote Online account.
  • You can use the Journal Match feature to help decide in which journal your article should be published.


Drawbacks to only using EndNote online (these do not apply if you use X8 as well):

  • Limited to 2G of storage space for attachments
  • Limited to 50,000 citations
  • You must sign on while on campus at least once every 2 years to maintain access to your library

EndNote Online Quick Reference Guide

EndNote Online: A Live Class Recording

How do I get an account?

It is best to be at a computer that is either linked to the campus internet directly through ethernet or through the eduroam wireless network.

  • Visit
  • Look for where it says "Don't have an account? SIGN UP"
  • Sign up for an account using any email
    • If you choose to sign in via FACEBOOK or LINKEDIN, the email and password will be the email you use for that account