EndNote is a reference manager software used to manage references, citations and bibliographies to assist in writing articles, studies and papers. This guide aims to provide assistance to using EndNote for students and scholars.
**The most current version of EndNote available is EndNote 20. This guide provides assistance with using EndNote X7. You may experience things differently when using X8, X9, or 20.
EndNote is a desktop-based program that lets you manage and organize all of your references, import multiple references from databases, insert references easily into papers, and create instant bibliographies.
It must be purchased from USask IT Acquisitions, but once purchased you will own the product forever. When used in conjunction with the online EndNote basic (free) you can share references with colleagues and access references anytime or anywhere.
If you aren't sure if you're ready to commit to buying EndNote, you can download a free 30-day trial version by clicking on the EndNote basic link below.
EndNote Online (previously called EndNote Web or EndNote Basic) is a web-based research and writing tool and a complement to the desktop-based EndNote. Add, transfer or import your references to EndNote Online and access your account via any web browser.
EndNote Online is a free, but limited version of EndNote, and can be used independently of the desktop version. Create an online account to search, save, and use citations. You can also organize the references you find into folders and share folders with other EndNote Basic users.
The user logs into the service using a self-registered username and password. Formatted reference lists can be created in a variety of publishing styles. While you Write can be used in Microsoft Word to automatically integrate citations into a paper.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Access will continue as long as the Library licenses any product available on the Web of Knowledge interface.
Other Reference Managers
EndNote is one of many reference manager tools out there. If you are unhappy with EndNote, or simply want to give others a try, here are some of the more popular alternatives: