EndNote Online is the free web version of EndNote. Using EndNote Online, you can:
Although you can effectively use EndNote Online on its own (standalone), you can get access to more powerful features if you use it in conjunction with EndNote Desktop by syncing the two libraries.
You can use the Sync function available in EndNote Desktop to transfer references between the Desktop and Web versions to ensure that your libraries have the same content.
Comparison of features
Comparison of features between EndNote Online with EndNote Desktop, and EndNote Online (free, standalone version).
Enter your CityU email address and a password. A registration confirmation will be sent to your email address so you can activate your account.
Tips for creating a password
Password must have 8 or more characters and contain:
After creating an account, you can view Getting Started information or click Hide Getting Started Guide to start using EndNote Online.
Sync your EndNote Desktop and Online libraries
After you create an EndNote Online account you can easily sync it to your Desktop library so that you have the convenience of accessing EndNote from anywhere and of having the same library of references. The sync process can only be initiated from the Desktop. References from both libraries will be copied to the other library.
2. Enter your EndNote Online email address and password to log into your EndNote Online account.
3. After registration is complete, click on the sync button.
4. The first time you sync you will be asked to create a compressed back-up copy of your Library in case problems occur during the sync process. Select Yes and save the Library in your documents folder.
Note: Customized groups and file attachments can sync to EndNote Online but smart groups, combination groups and group sets cannot.
After the initial sync, any changes you make to either library will be synchronized in both libraries. For example, if you delete references from your Desktop library they will also be deleted from your online library.
You can export citations directly from CityU LibraryFind into EndNote Online.
1. Open your EndNote Library.
2. Enter your search terms into CityU LibraryFind.
3. Click on the pin icon next to a relevant search result to save it for exporting. Repeat to save multiple records.
4. When you have finished selecting records, click on the pin icon on the top right of page to view all saved records in My favorites.
5. Tick the saved records you wish to export into EndNote.
6. Click on the three dots icon to view the Send to options and select ENDNOTE WEB.
Note: The references will go into Unfiled group in your library under My References.
You can direct export from this databases.
If there is no direct export, you can import references.
You can try to import references from databases to EndNote Online by saving the references as a text file then importing them using a filter for the database.
1. Save the references as a text file (this function works best in IE).
2. In EndNote Online, select Collect > Import references.
3. Choose the saved text file.
4. From the Import Options, select the filter for the database.
You can save references from Google Scholar and then import them into EndNote Online using a filter.
1. Select a record in Google Scholar and click on the double quotation marks.
2. Select the RefMan option.
3. Save the file.
4. In EndNote Online, select Collect > Import References
You can capture references from the web and add them to your library using either the:
To add the Capture Reference bookmarklet
Note: Pop-ups must be allowed in your browser for the Capture function to work.
To add the EndNote plug-in
Capturing a reference.
The Capture Reference toolbar button will collect one reference at a time.
List of Capture Reference compatible sources
When you capture a new reference, often the data is incomplete or needs editing.
Points to look for:
Save to my.endnote.com (EndNote Online) or EndNote (Desktop).
Scroll to end of record.
If you are using Macintosh or did not install the EndNote plug-in, you can save references from databases and then import them into EndNote Online using a filter.
Login to EndNote Online, select Collect > Import References:
a. Choose the file you have just exported.
b. Under Import Option, select an import filter for the database*.
c. Select an existing Group, or a New Group.
d. Click Import.
*Tip: You may select RefMan RIS import filter for the reference from Google Scholar.
You can share groups in your Online EndNote library with other EndNote library users.
1. Click on Organize then Manage My Groups.
2. Choose the group you wish to share, and select Manage Sharing.
3. Click on Start sharing this group.
4. You can now enter the EndNote email addresses of those with whom you want to share your group. If you have a large number of email addresses you can add them to a text file, separated by commas and upload them.
5. Select option to allow other user(s) to Read only or Read & Write.
6. Click Apply.
Note: File attachments, e.g. PDF articles are NOT shared due to copyright restrictions.
To use EndNote Online with Word you need to download the plug-in so you can insert and edit in-text citations and generate a reference list in a Word document.
1. Select Downloads
2. Select relevant version
Using Word in EndNote Online
To switch Word from EndNote Desktop to EndNote Online:
Insert a citation
To make any changes to inserted citations, use the Edit Citations option on the Word tool bar. If you make the changes to the Word document directly all the changes will be lost when EndNote updates the document.
1. Highlight the citation in your Word document you wish to edit.
2. Click Edit Citations on the EndNote tool bar in Word.
3. Select from options under Edit Library Reference or under Edit Citation to add a page number, prefix, and more.
EndNote will automatically update the citation in the Word document.