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About EndNote

Endnote is a reference management tool that allows you to create a personal database of up to 10,000 references by importing citations from online databases or text files.  You can organize references into folders, and quickly and easily create and format bibliographies using a wide choice of citation styles. 

Three different versions of EndNote:
  1. EndNote Desktop:  The most functional of the three, this is an app to buy and download on your desktop/laptop computer.  Raynor Memorial Libraries does not offer this version:  you would have to buy it yourself.
  2. EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web), using your Marquette email account:  this version has a moderate level of functionality.  Raynor Memorial Libraries offers this version as part of our Web of Science subscription; it requires the creation of a personal account in that platform.  This version can be synched with the desktop version, allowing you to update citations while away from the desktop workstation on which you have the app.
  3. EndNote Basic, using a non-Marquette email account:  this version is free to all, but has the least functionality.  Few citation-styles, less storage space, and so on.
Creating an account:

You can sign up for an EndNote Basic account at the link below:

You must be on campus OR signed into the VPN to create an EndNote Basic account with your Marquette email. Once registered, you can access your EndNote account from on or off campus. You will need to login while on campus or through the VPN at least once every twelve months in order to maintain your account.

Before you begin using EndNote, or if you have a question while you're using it, you might try the EndNote help sources below:

Transferring references from EndNote Basic into RefWorks

In EndNote Basic select the Format tab, then Export References.

  1. Under the References drop-down select All References in My Library (or whatever group you wish).

  2. Under the Export style drop-down select RefMan (RIS) Export.

  3. A dialog box appears for you to select the location where you want to save the file. Type a file name and select a location for importing into RefWorks. Click Save.

  4. In RefWorks, select References, Import.

  5. Select Desktop Biblio. Mgt. Software as the import filter/data source and Reference Manager (RIS Format) as the database.

  6. Browse to locate the RIS file you saved to your computer.

  7. Click Import.

  8. Your records should automatically appear in the Last Imported folder.