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Guide to using EndNote reference management software

EndNote Online

EndNote Online is a web-based version of the EndNote application. You can use it to collect references anywhere you are logged on to the Internet.

If you have personal or institutional access to EndNote desktop, your online account can be synchronised to your desktop account. If not, a free basic version of EndNote Online is available to everybody. This means that your references will still be available to you if you leave UCL.

To access EndNote online for the first time, you need to create an account. If you already have a Web of Science account, you should use the same login details.

Once registered you can log on directly to EndNote Online. If you leave UCL, you will still be able to access the full version of EndNote Online for one year after you last synchronised with the Desktop version, after which you will still be able to access the ‘basic’ version of EndNote Online so your references are retained. To check which version of EndNote Online you are using:

  • In EndNote Online go to the Options menu, then Subscription. The instructions in this guide refer to the version accessible via the UCL institutional licence.

Setting up an Endnote Online account:

Setting up an EndNote Online account: UCL students and staff

If you register for an Endnote Online account from Endnote Desktop at UCL, you can access the full online version.

  • From within EndNote desktop, click on Tools and then Sync.
  • Follow the instructions to sign up for an account for the online version.

Setting up an EndNote Online account: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) NHS staff

If you register for an Endnote Online account from Endnote Desktop on a GOSH computer you can access the full online version.

  • From within EndNote desktop, click on Tools and then Sync.
  • Follow the instructions to sign up for an account for the online version.

Setting up an EndNote Online account: other library members, e.g. other NHS staff

It is best to create your EndNote Online account whilst using a UCL Explore Access Point computer in the library, in order to get an enhanced version.

  • Open the database Web of Science.
  • Click on EndNote then click on the Register link on the left.

You can use Endnote online from a non-UCL computer for up to twelve months, after which you should log on at a UCL computer to have the twelve month roaming access re-set.