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What is EndNote Online?

EndNote Online provides two account levels

  • EndNote Basic
    For those who do not use the EndNote Desktop application, this version allows you to 
    • Add and manage references from databases.
    • Capture information for EndNote records from webpages without entering details manually. 
    • Share groups within your library with other users (attachments are not available).
    • Use Cite While You Write functionality to Insert citations into Microsoft Word (available from the Downloads page).
  • EndNote Online full version
    For users of the desktop application, in addition to the functions above, this version also allows you to
    • Sync your desktop EndNote library with your EndNote Online library, and with other computers
    • Share your entire library, including attachments, with up to 100 people (all users must use the EndNote desktop version).

When creating an EndNote Online account, sign up with your JCU email address to get the EndNote Online full version.*

*Registering and/or syncing via EndNote X9 desktop provides free 2-year access to the premium version of EndNote Online. To keep premium access, make sure to run all updates and upgrade your software as new versions are released.

The video below is clipped to the section that provides a basic guide of how to navigate EndNote Online. Note the appearance may be a little different based on your browser and updates to the site.

EndNote 20 - Getting Started with EndNote Online

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2 minutes 50 seconds

Exporting records from EndNote online

You can export references from your EndNote Online Library in a variety of formats:

  1. Add items to export to a Quick List
  2. Choose the format Blibliography or Export 

Export References (for RIS, BibTex or Tab delimited files):

  • In the drop down menus select References ​= Quick List (under ) > Export Style = choose format - e.g. RefMan (RIS) format > click Save
  • For RIS files, Open the file in Notepad or TextEdit.
  • Save the file as .ris > Save as Type: All Files (*.*)


Create a formatted Bibliography:

  • In the drop down menus select References ​= Quick List  > Bibliographic Style = reference style - e.g. APA 6th  > File format = .txt or .rtf for text.

  • Choose to save, email or print the bibliography list.



EndNote App

EndNote for Apple devices

Using Word and EndNote on mobile devices

EndNote for Android devices

There is currently no EndNote app for Android devices. As an alternative, if you have an EndNote Online account, you can use the browser on the Android device to log into your EndNote Online library, and use EndNote with your mobile device that way.

Using Word and EndNote on mobile devices

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