EndNote Online

An online, free version of EndNote Desktop. We recommend it for syncing EndNote Desktop and for anyone, who needs to use a small number of references in their assignments.

About EndNote Online

EndNote Online can collect, manage, store and share references, and make them available online. You can use it together with the EndNote Desktop version, or as a stand-alone tool. EndNote Online does not contain some of the features of the Desktop version; for example, you cannot edit reference types, or edit or download other styles, filters and connection files.

With the online version you can:

  • Add references manually
  • Direct Export from databases via a plugin (including Science Direct, EBSCO, ProQuest, Informit)
  • Export references directly from the Web of Knowledge database, including citation data
  • Import references saved as a text file (including PubMed, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar via the EndNote Import filter)
  • Use Online Search (search Library catalogues, including RMIT University Library)
  • Attach files to references
  • ‘Cite While You Write’ with Microsoft Word by downloading the appropriate plug-in
  • Create standalone bibliographies
  • Sort references to make them easier to manage
  • Export information from web pages
  • Collaborate with other people by sharing groups of references
  • Create Groups
  • Delete duplicates.

If you already have an EndNote Desktop Library, references can be synchronised between your Online and Desktop versions. That way, you can use your Desktop library anywhere.

Referencing styles supported

It supports over 3,300 styles.

Compare EndNote Desktop and EndNote Basic.

Storage limits

You can store an unlimited number of references and enjoy unlimited storage space for file attachments with EndNote Desktop. EndNote Basic users can store up to 50,000 references with 2GB of storage for file attachments.

Plug-ins and toolbars

The ‘Cite While You Write’ function is available for Microsoft Word. The plug-in can be downloaded from the Format tab within EndNote Online.

EndNote Online Browser Toolbars for IE and Firefox

Account types

There are three types of EndNote Online accounts:

Used as a standalone reference management system separate from Web of Science and EndNote Desktop, EndNote Basic is the free version of the EndNote Desktop program and is only available online.

EndNote Basic has 21 styles and a limited number of filters and connection files. EndNote Basic users can create online libraries with up to 50,000 references with up to 2G of attachments.

This version of EndNote Basic available as part of the Web of Science database subscription and has over 3000 styles and hundreds of filters and connection files. The Library has a subscription to Web of Science, which you can access as a current RMIT student or staff member.

  1. Log into Web of Science with your RMIT credentials
  2. Select on Tools > EndNote from the top toolbar
  3. Log in with your existing EndNote Online credentials, or choose the Register link to create a new EndNote Online account.

To access the premium version of EndNote Online, you will need to create a new EndNote Online account via the EndNote Desktop program.

Please follow these instructions: EndNote: Register for an EndNote online account included in desktop program.

If you already have an an existing EndNote Basic account, you can upgrade it to an EndNote Online account for free by registering your EndNote Basic account via the EndNote Desktop program. Follow instructions as above, but instead of clicking on 'Sign Up', log in with your existing EndNote Basic credentials.

Using EndNote Online via the EndNote Desktop program will enable you to sync both your EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online libraries.

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