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EndNote Online

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EndNote is software which helps you to organise your references and to automatically format citations, reference lists and bibliographies in Word.

There are two versions of EndNote.

"EndNote Online" (formerly EndNote Web) is the free online version of this software. Whilst you are a member of the University of Warwick, you will get an enhanced online account with more referencing styles and storage space. This version will meet the research needs of most people. The Library run workshops on EndNote Online.

"EndNote" is the full version of the software that includes a purchased desktop version with additional features and an enhanced online account. If you are conducting systematic reviews or similar large research projects, you may find this version more helpful. The desktop version is available on all IT Services managed machines. If you wish to use it on a personal device you will need to buy your own licence.

For further comparison between the two versions please refer to this table.

Both versions of EndNote are compatible with Windows and Mac. View compatibility and system requirements.

Video quick guides

The videos below will show you how to use EndNote Online to collect and manage your references, and to automatically format citations, reference lists and bibliographies in Word. Use the video thumbnails on the right to scroll through the series of short videos.

Help for EndNote Online

  • Download our guide PDF Document to getting started and using the main features of EndNote Online.
  • Need help with importing references from the various databases to your EndNote account? Find your database and follow the instructions.
  • Any other questions? Have a look at our FAQs covering access, reference management and formatting documents.

Help for EndNote (Desktop)

Useful downloads

  • Download the EndNote Desktop training manual
  • See the IT Services website for EndNote desktop training sessions
  • Install the Harvard (Warwick WMS) referencing style
    • If you want to use the Harvard (Warwick WMS) referencing style you need to install the style file. To do this, go to Edit > Preferences > Folder Locations and note the location of the styles folder. Then save this file and upload to the styles folder.
  • Finding full text articles in Endnote Desktop
    • Go to Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text. Make sure that all the boxes are ticked. In the Open URL path box enter:
    • Go back to your Endnote Library, select the references you want to check for full text availability and click the'Find Full Text' icon
    • If the full text is found, it will be added to the reference
  • Sending records from Library Search to EndNote
    • You can send the details of books found in Library Search to your EndNote account. (You cannot send articles found via Library Search to EndNote). To do this, go to Edit > Preferences > Folder Locations and note the location of the Connections folder. Then save this file and upload to the Connections folder.
    • Note for EndNote desktop users (April 2016) – If you have already downloaded the connection filter it will need updating due to a system upgrade.
      • Either re-install the filter using the above link or Go to Edit > Edit Connection Files > Choose the Warwick connection file (normally called EndNote_u_warwick) > Click Connection Settings > In Server address field remove and enter
  • Removing duplicate references from Endnote
    • The default settings in Endnote will check for duplicates by comparing title, author, year and reference type. This will only find a proportion of duplicate references. It is advisable to check for duplicates using different settings
    • This table provides a guide to selecting the different settings
    • To change the duplication preferences, go to Edit > Preferences > Duplicates. Select the criteria to search on as directed by the table, click Apply > OK
    • Select the references you want to check for duplicates and click References > Find Duplicates. If any duplicates are found, they will be displayed next to each other on the screen. To view all duplicate references together, click Cancel and right click. Duplicate references will be highlighted in blue and can be moved to the Trash folder
    • Repeat this process for each line in the table, although you may want to ignore the very last line. It is advisable to check duplicate references carefully

Access for Warwick customers



Help with EndNote Online
Contact the Library at endnoteweb at warwick dot ac dot uk

Help with EndNote Desktop
Contact IT Services on 024 7657 3737 or Ext. 73737, or helpdesk at warwick dot ac dot uk

Additional help for both EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop can be found in the EndNote Knowledge Base article search or LibGuide.