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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. (Problems creating an account? try creating the account while physically on campus.)
          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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