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What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management system.

EndNote Basic enables you to:

  • grab references from OneSearch,  journal databases, library catalog, and Google Scholar
  • create a bibliography
  • organize and manage your references
  • find and use references on multiple devices 

Want to learn how to use EndNote Basic?

Contact Michelle Rachal at Savitt Medical Library to make a one-on-one or group appointment at a location convenient to you.


What's in a name?

EndNote Basic is also known as EndNote Web and EndNote Online - it has changed names a few times in its development. These names all refer to the free online account.

EndNote X7 desktop software for Macs and PCs can be purchased at the Nevada Wolf Shop for $115.95 for students, $229.95 for faculty and staff.

What's the difference EndNote Basic and Desktop versions?

EndNote Basic EndNote X7 (version X8 out soon)
Reference storage: 50,000  Reference storage: Unlimited
File attachment storage: 2 GB File attachment storage: Unlimited
Bibliographic styles: 6000+ (via Web of Science) Bibliographic styles: 6000+

So, it's up to you: if you think you'll collect more than 50,000 citations or need more than 3,300 style formats, you can purchase the desktop version. To try before you buy, sign up for a free 30-day trial.

This guide is about EndNote Basic only.

Do this first!

Start at the Library's Web of Science Database



Click on Sign up link


When you sign up through the library's Web of Science subscription you get more features such as 3,300+ bibliography formats instead of the 21 that comes with EndNote Basic.