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What is Endnote?

Endnote is bibliographic citation management software that allows you to:

  • store, manage & format bibliographic citations
  • easily print a list of citations for a bibliography
  • use the "Cite While You Write" feature to format citations with Word

Two versions are available:

Endnote Online

  • Probably best for undergrads, free to UC Davis students, faculty, staff
  • Requires online registration
  • Part of the Web of Science database, but can be used with most article databases

Endnote (Desktop Version):

  • The desktop version (requires installation of software) is available free to current UC Davis students, faculty & staff.
  • Is more complex to use, has a more significant learning curve
  • To download the program: log-on to MyUCDavis, then click on RESOURCES --> SOFTWARE  -->  ENDNOTE.
    For installation help, contact Campus IET or your department's computer support.


    Endnote Online: In 5 Easy Steps

    Use "Endnote Online" (also called Endnote Web) to put your citations in IEEE Format:

     1. Register for a My Endnote Online account

    • Use the link above, or,
    • From the Web of Science database:
      click on the "Endnote" link  (in gray bar at top screen)

    2. Getting References INTO Endnote

       From Web of Science:

    • Log on to Endnote Online
    • Search Web of Science.  Then from the Web of Science results screen:
      • Select citations to export,                                           
        • click on the Save to EndNote online link   Upload to Endnote Web
        • choose  Save to EndNote online                       
      • Use Numbers of Records to identify which citations to send, then for Record Content  choose:   (Author, Title, Source, and Abstract)
      • click SEND
    • Export will happen automatically


    From PubMed:

    • Select citations to export (use checkboxes)
    • Click dropdown arrow to the right of SEND TO link (upper right part of screen)
      • Select FILE
      • Select: FORMAT: MEDLINE (drop down option)
      • Select: SORT BY: any option is fine
    • Click CREATE FILE 
    • Choose:  SAVE FILE  (the default name is: pubmed_result.txt)
    • Log on to Endnote Online
    • Select COLLECT tab 
    • Enter:
      • File:  Enter name of file  (e.g., citations.nbib)
      • Import option:  PubMed (NLM)
      • To:  Select group (library) where citations should be imported
    • Click IMPORT

    You can also cut and paste, or enter citations manually

    3.  Create Libraries (two methods)

    • ORGANIZE tab
      • New Group  


      • Select references for new library
      • ADD TO GROUP --> New Group

    Getting References OUT of Endnote

    • To create List of References:
      • Select  FORMAT tab
      • Select BIBLIOGRAPHY
        • References: choose library
        • Bibliographic Style: choose citation style
        • File Format: choose RTF
      • Choose:  SAVE, EMAIL or Preview & Print
    • Cite While You Write
      • Let's you embed citations in your Word document, while using Endnote Online to format them

    5.  Sharing References
    Allows you to share references with others

    • ORGANIZE tab
    • Manage My Groups
    • Manage Sharing
      • Add email(s)



      Endnote: Desktop Software

      ENDNOTE - Desktop Version:

      If you want to use the deskktop version of Endnote you will first need to install it on your computer, and search article databases from that computer.  Unlike the web version - references and Endnote library's will only be available from that computer. 

      Getting References INTO Endnote (Desktop Version) 

         From Web of Science:
      Directions are the same as for Endnote Online, EXCEPT:
           when you click on the radio button
          select the ENDNOTE option, rather than the option

      • Search Web of Science,
      • Select citations to export 
      • Click on radio button, select the ENDNOTE option  (not the option) 
      • Endnote will open automatically and import the citations. 
        • If you have multiple Endnote libraries, it will ask you which Endnote library to import the citations to.

      From PubMed:

      • Search PubMed,
      • Select citations to export (use checkboxes) 
      • Click drop down arrow to the right of SEND TO link (in upper right part of screen)
        • Select CITATION MANAGER
        • Select CREATE FILE
        • Click OK
      • Dialog box: OPEN WITH: Select: ENDNOTE
      • Click OK 
      • Endnote note will open automatically and import the citations. 
        • If you have multiple Endnote libraries, it will ask you which Endnote library to import the citations to.


      Getting References OUT of Endnote (Desktop Version)

      • Select Library (or highlight references to export)
      • Select  FILE --> EXPORT
        • File Name: whatever you want to name it, note where you save it
        • Save As Type: choose RTF
        • Output Sytle: choose IEEE
      • Go to file you created above, and your references will be there


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