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Citation Management Tools

What is EndNote Online?

EndNote Online, also called EndNote Basic, is a Web-based service designed to help students and researchers through the process of writing a research paper.  

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

How to Open a free EndNote Online Account

Free access is provided to EndNote Online (EndNote Basic) through the Library's subscription to Web of Science.


Go to the Web of Science and choose the Sign In link from the top menu bar. Sign in with your Web of Science account or register for a new account. Once you have registered an account through Web of Science, you can log in directly to EndNote.


Cite While You Write™ (CWYW)

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

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.

Quick Reference Guides

Clarivate Analytics' Guide for EndNote Online/Basic - Visit for videos, class notes and other materials.

 Downloadable starter guides:

For Windows Users:

EndNote X9 Quick Reference Guide: Windows - A quick reference for working with EndNote X9 on Windows.

The EndNote X9 Guided Tour: Windows - A step-by-step tutorial in using the basics of EndNote X9.

For MacOS Users:

EndNote X9 Quick Reference Guide: MacOS - A quick reference for working with EndNote X9 on MacOS.

The EndNote X9 Guided Tour: MacOS - A step-by-step tutorial in using the basics of EndNote X9.