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Reference Managers: Getting Started: EndNote Basic

Reference management is collecting, organizing, storing and using your references to generate citations.

Get EndNote Basic

The free version lacks the sophisticated features of the full (desktop) version of EndNote. The free version is easy to use and is available on any computer with web access.

EndNote Basic Tutorials

About EndNote Basic


EndNote Basic is the free We version of EndNote. It is not as sophisticated as the desktop version of EndNote, but it is free and available on any computer that has internet access. EndNote basic is most useful for:

Collecting and organizing references:

  • Import references from databases and online catalogs, and capture bibliographic information from websites.
  • Create groups for reference organization

​​​​​​​Working collaboratively:

  • Share groups with other EndNote users
  • Choose the level of access colleagues and collaborators have to your shared groups

Inserting citations into documents and creating bibliographies:

  • Insert citations and automatically create bibliographies
  • There are a limited number of bibliographic styles available
  • You can also create independent bibliographies for reports, grants, CVs, etc.

Works on any computer with internet access: EndNote Basic is web-based, which means you can access your account from any computer that has internet access.