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EndNote is a citation management software package, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. It can used in the browser for free as EndNote Basic, or it can be purchased as a Desktop client for more advanced functionality. To see the differences between EndNote Basic and EndNote Desktop, please see this comparison information from EndNote.
EndNote Basic, formerly EndNote Web and also referred to as EndNote Online, is free for anyone to use.
In order to use EndNote Basic off-campus, you must first register and login from an IP authenticated workstation. After twelve months, you are required to login again from an IP authenticated workstation to re-establish your affiliation with UW-Madison and to restore access to styles, filters and online connections. If your account was set up at a different institution, contact ISI to change your affiliation to UW-Madison.
EndNote for Windows or Mac is a robust citation management program. With EndNote you can:
The most current version is EndNote 20. There are several methods to purchase and EndNote license:
Select Custom when installing EndNote so that you can choose to install:
Before adding references to your EndNote Library, Import Journal Lists in order to enable journal abbreviations.
Note: If you already have citations in your EndNote Library, you must first delete any existing term lists before completing the steps above.
1. For version EndNote X3 and newer, users can set up their software so EndNote can find full text of article using UW-Madison’s Library subscriptions.
Note: Please be selective about downloading full text articles this way. Mass downloads may trigger journal vendor action. Read more about Responsible Use of Licensed Electronic Resources.
2. Downloading and Installing UW-Madison Connection File to to search and import references from the UW-Madison Library Catalog:
If you want to use Connection Files to search library subscription databases (like Web of Science) within EndNote, you may find they only work while on-campus. We cannot guarantee all Connection Files will work off-campus; if you are off-campus, try searching via the Connection File while signing in or out of the Campus VPN. We typically do not recommend using Connection Files, and instead prefer to direct users to access the databases directly and then import references to EndNote.
EndNote publisher Clarivate Analytics maintains an extensive user manual online. Topics covered include: using import filters, creating bibliographies, finding output styles, and importing journal abbreviations/term lists, etc. EndNote Training is also available from EndNote’s YouTube channel.