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Citation Management Tools: EndNote Web

How to Open an EndNote Web Account


Sign in to the Web of Science and click the EndNote link from the top menu bar to open your EndNote online library. [Note: the free version of available to anybody has only 21 styles and a very limited number of filters and connection files.]

PLUG-IN - Cite While You Write

Use the Cite While You Write plug-in to insert references, and format citations and bibliographies automatically while you write your papers in Word. Find the instructions for installing the plug-in under "Download" in the top menu bar.


More EndNote and EndNote Web training opportunities

    Learn EndNote® Today — For Bibliographies & PDFs Made Easy™
    Complete EndNote User Guide — for Windows; Mac version to come in September

Share a Group of References

You can share groups of references with other users, including users at other institutions. However, access to shared groups is read only, so other users cannot modify a group you share.  To share a group

  1. Select the “Organize” tab.
  2. Click the “Share Group” button next to the group you want to share.
  3. Enter or update the e-mail addresses who will share the group. Use the “Enter” or “Return” key to separate addresses.
  4. Press the “Apply” button.

What is EndNote Web?

EndNote Web is a Web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper. Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, EndNote, and EndNote Web are designed to work seamlessly together and streamline your research. Students and researchers can use EndNote Web to organize their references for citing in papers. 

ENDNOTE WEB Provides a way for you to... 

• Quickly and easily collect reference information from a wide variety of online data sources such as PubMed and Web of Knowledge via direct export, online search, or importing text files.

• Store up to 50,000 references in your own password-protected library, accessible anywhere that you have internet access.

Share references with other EndNote Web users to simplify collaboration. 

Easily transfer references to or from EndNote on the desktop.

• Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word to insert references and format papers instantly.

Quick Reference Card

EndNote Basic/Online Quick Reference Guide

A quick overview of features available in EndNote basic or online, and how to access them.

Creating a RIS File for Download to Sakai

To create an RIS file from EndNote Web, select items from your library and click on the button labeled Copy to Quick List. Choose the Format tab and then Export References.  For References, choose Quick List, then for Export Style choose RefMan(RIS) Export. Click Save and then select the location on your computer where the file is to be saved and give it a name.

Use that file to subsequently upload the citations into Sakai:

  1. Go to "Resources" in any Sakai site, and then use the "Add" drop-down from the folder you wish to import to, selecting "Add Citation List" as your choice."  You can always import citations in My Workskpace, but by default, only instructors can do this in course sites.
  2. Select Import Citations.
  3. Next to Import File From, enter the path to the file you wish to import, or click Browse to find the file.  
  4. When the filename appears in the box, click Import.   The citations from your file will appear in the Citations list.

Note: In some instances, when the citations originate from a Library database, the entire article is made available online in Sakai.

Additional information on loading RIS files into Sakai is available from this Web site:

For assistance using Sakai, please contact the IT Support Center.

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