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EndNote Web: Getting Started

Online guide for the web version of EndNote, sometimes called EndNote Web or EndNote Basic.

EndNote: Explanation of the two versions

EndNote is a citation management system for organizing your chosen citations into a database with links to full-text. Endnote can also assist you as you write your paper in formatting the citations and bibliography correctly. CSUF has access to two different versions:

right pointing arrowEndNote Web This version is online. Your account can be accessed from any computer, laptop, or device with Internet access. Sign-in or Create an Account 

right pointing arrowEndNote Desktop This version is software that you load onto your computer.  Link to the software

What is EndNote Web?

EndNote can do a variety of tasks for you:

  • Can import references directly from online databases
  • Can organize references in subject folders. (known as Groups)
  • Can view and edit your citation's details
  • Can link to the fulltext of articles
  • Can share folders (also called Groups) for collaboration
  • Can access your EndNote Web citations from any computer with Internet connection
  • Can create formatted reference lists in a variety of publishing styles
  • Can use Cite While You Write with MS Word
  • Can capture references from websites such as Amazon and YouTube
  • Can find duplicates
  • Can sort reference lists by author, year published, date item imported, etc.

EndNote Web Limitations

  • 10,000 citations maximum per library
  • Can hyperlink PDFs, images, etc. to citation records, but not as attachments
  • Available only to current CSUF people

More Information?

Subject Guide

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