EndNote Basic, formerly EndNote Online (ENO) and EndNote Web, is an online citation manager that can help you to organize your research material, including journal articles, into your own personal 'library' It interfaces nicely with Word, allowing you to insert references from your library into your research paper, and create bibliographies in any style required (MLA, APA, CSE, Turabian, etc).
EndNote Basic can be used on its own, or in conjunction with EndNote X8 Desktop, which is a more robust application available for download.
To install EndNote X8 for the desktop, contact the IT Help Desk. PC and Mac versions are available.
Once you have references in EndNote Basic, you can easily transfer them into your desktop version. This is strongly recommended, so that all your citations are located in one place.
Go to myendnoteweb from any on-campus computer.
The first step is to create your EndNote library. Your library is a collection of citations to books, articles, and other research materials.
In general, there are three ways to add references to your library:
The EBSCO databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier and PsycINFO) allow you to directly export references into EndNote.
Generally, direct export involves the following steps. Be sure to have EndNote open prior to exporting references.
You may see a pop-up window that will require you to press Open or OK to initiate the export. The references will automatically appear in your open EndNote library.
Most databases such as ProQuest require you to save references to a text file and then import them into EndNote using filters. The filter parses the citation information into the appropriate EndNote fields. This process generally involves the following steps:
This method may be necessary for specialized sources like letters, archival materials, personal interviews, and television shows whose citations won't appear in a research database.
(E.g. Academic Search Premier, America: History & Life, Business Source Premier, CINAHL, SocIndex, and ERIC etc.)
(E.g. ProQuest Science, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, Computer & Information Systems Abstracts, and others)
These instructions were adapted from the Ingram Library at the University of West Georgia.
Cite While You Write (CWYW) allows you to add citations in the style of your choosing as you compose a paper. This includes footnotes, in-text citations, and entries in your bibliography or works cited list.
You can download the CWYW plug-in for Word by clicking on Download Installers in EndNote Online.
(e.g. Chicago and Turabian) Do the following:
One of the biggest advantages of EndNote Online is the ability to share groups of citations with other colleagues.
To accomplish this, you will need to organize your citations into one or more groups. You may choose to group your citations according to topic, material type, pro/con, empirical/theoretical, or some other dimension.
To get started, click the Organize tab and choose Manage My Groups. Use the New Group button to create groups. Type the group name and click OK.
In order to share a group with another researcher, return to the Organize tab and click Manage My Groups. For the group you want to share, click the Manage Sharing radio button and then click Start Sharing This Group. In the window that pops up, enter the email address(es) of the people with whom you intend to share the group, choose whether these people will have "Read and Write" or "Read Only" privileges, and click Apply. As long as these collaborators have an EndNote Online account, they will now be able to view and/or edit the citations in the chosen group.
You can attach many file types to a Reference. The most common type to attach is a PDF.
Click the RED paperclip/ file attachment button to open the File Attachments window. In the pop-up box click Attach Files. The Upload Files window allows you to upload up to five files at a time. Click Browse to find the file you want to upload on your computer. When you have selected the file(s), click Upload.
Note: If a file is no longer attached to a reference, this dialog will prompt you to reattach the file.