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How to create an expanded Endnote Basic account

Go to Web of Science (requiring your NetID and password), then choose “EndNote” along top bar, and Register. Once you have registered, you will be taken back to Web of Science. Once again choose "Endnote", agree to terms, and you will be taken to your new account.

·         Note:  You do not need to use a UNR email address, and, once the account is set up, you will be able to use the email address and password to access EndNote Basic directly. 

·         Users must revalidate their accounts at least once a year by logging in from on-campus.  If you are unable to come to campus, but are still a valid member of the UNR community, a work-around is to log onto Web of Science (which will require your UNR NetID) then use the "Sign In" option on the top left (NOT "Endnote") using your Endnote Basic username and password.  This should reset your account for another year.  

Online Tutorial for EndNote Desktop

Where to get help

       From within EndNote Basic, click on “Help” in the top right corner of the screen to access a wide variety of tutorials and helpful topic pages.

Please note: The Endnote Desktop X7 PDF viewer does not work with MacOS Sierra. This issue is fixed in Endnote X8.

About Endnote Basic

What is it? 

Expanded Endnote Basic is online software that helps you to collect and manage a library of citations and output them in any of over 6000 bibliographic formats.  You can input groups of references from databases or add them in one at a time.  Your Endnote Basic library is fully searchable, can be organized into groups, and can be shared with other researchers.  By downloading the Cite While You Write plug-in for Microsoft Word, you can access your library and instantaneously format your bibliography as you write your paper.

Who can use it?

Expanded Endnote Basic accounts are free for anyone with a UNR NetID.

Some alternatives:

There are many other reference manager applications available, some free.  Examples of popular ones include Mendeley and Zotero.  Each has their strengths and weaknesses.

If you only need some help formatting a few citations in MLA, APA or Chicago, try out Style Guides for Research Papers.

How to install Cite While You Write

In your Endnote Basic account choose the FORMAT/CITE WHILE YOU WRITE PLUGIN tab. 

Cite While You Write note:  After downloading the plug-in, you may need to set the “application” to Endnote Online.  You do this by opening Microsoft Word, and:

  • Windows: click on the Endnote tab, then “preferences” and “application”.  Change “Endnote” to “Endnote Online”.  Enter http://my.endnote.com in the URL box (if it is not already there), enter your Endnote Online username and password, and check the box labeled “remember my username and password”.  Click “OK”.
  • Mac: choose Tools, then Endnote, then Cite while You Write Preferences.  Choose the “Application” tab. Click the radio button for Endnote Online, put http://my.endnote.com in the URL box (if it is not already there), enter your Endnote Basic username and password, and check the box labeled “remember my username and password”.  Click “OK”.

What if I leave UNR?

Individuals leaving the University will retain their Endnote Basic account, but will be limited to a short list of output formats. To continue to access the full list of formats, they may either export their EndNote library to the EndNote desktop product, backup the library for import into a new EndNote account at their future institution, or export their library into another citation management system, such as Mendeley or Zotero.

Questions?

Amy Shannon
Contact:
Knowledge Center 214-D (inside Research Services)
(775)682-6624

Questions?

Michelle Rachal
Contact:
Savitt Medical Library
Pennington Medical Education Building
Room 104B
Office: (775) 682-7310
Cell: (775) 772-6100

Upcoming Workshops!

Endnote Basic and Cite While You Write

Upcoming Workshops:

Seats are limited, so please reserve yours now!

Wednesday, October 19, 3:00-4:15 pm in MIKC 114  Sign Up 

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