EndNote Online is an online version of EndNote Desktop. By creating an account in EndNote Online, you can access your references from any computer with an internet connection. Plus, you can easily sync your desktop and online libraries giving you greater flexibility in where and how you manage your references.
It is freely available to all students and members of staff at Deakin University.
EndNote Basic is a free web-based application, which is similar, but more limited than EndNote online. You should only use EndNote Basic if you do not have access to EndNote Online or EndNote Desktop.
Click EndNote Online, Basic and Desktop comparison chart to compare the features of EndNote Basic, EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop.
N.B. Deakin University Library provides support for creating an EndNote Online account and syncing an EndNote (desktop) and EndNote Online library. The Library does not provide support for any other uses of EndNote Online or EndNote Basic.
To get started with EndNote Basic or EndNote Online, create your own account by following the instructions below:
Once you have created your account, simply login to www.myendnoteweb.com with the username and password you chose when you set up your account to access your references from any computer with internet access.
N.B. To have access to the full version of EndNote Online, you need to sync your EndNote desktop library with your EndNote Online account.
EndNote Online has three plug-ins that will allow you to use EndNote Online with MS Word, export references to your EndNote Library from Firefox, and capture reference information from webpages. It is strongly recommended that you download the Cite While You Write plugin if you intend to use EndNote Online with MS Word.
Cite While You Write allows you to easily insert in-text citations in MS Word while simultaneously building a reference list or bibliography at the end of your paper in the citation style you are select.
To install the CWYW plugin:
If you are a Firefox user you can install the Firefox plugin to easily export citation information directly from the web into your EndNote Library.
The Capture Reference plugin collects bibliographic information about the website you are currently viewing. Because the Capture Reference plugin will sometimes miss information, you can check and fill in any missing information before it is imported. Capture Reference works best with Firefox and Internet Explorer.
You can choose to synchronise your EndNote desktop library with your EndNote online account. Synchronising your Online and Desktop libraries is a quick and easy way to get references already in a desktop library into an online library:
N.B. We strongly recommend you create a backup of your EndNote library (Save a backup) before synchronising.
Which version does EndNote sync to?
EndNote does not sync to either version. Rather, it ensures that both versions reflect any changes you have made in either EndNote Online or EndNote Desktop. For example, if you have added a number of references into EndNote Desktop and a number of other references into EndNote Online, all references that you have added will be present in both versions once you are in Sync. Similarly, if you amend, or delete, a reference from one account the reference will be deleted or amended in the other once you sync.
If I sync from an old account, will it delete the references that I've added to the newer version?
No. EndNote will only delete a reference in either account if you remove it manually (i.e., by clicking move references to trash).
Can I sync more than one EndNote library to EndNote Online?
No. You will need to merge libraries using EndNote Desktop and then sync with EndNote Online. Even attempting to do so has been known to cause compatibility issues between EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online.
For more advice about syncing a desktop library with an online library, see the How to Sync to an existing EndNote online library PDF.
Email an individual reference:
The simplest way to share a group of references or an entire EndNote desktop library is to save a compressed version of the library, and send that compressed file to your colleague.
To send a compressed EndNote Library to another researcher:
The option to share a desktop EndNote library, and thus work collaboratively with others within a single library, has improved significantly with the releases of EndNote X8 and X9.
When you share a desktop library, you and your colleagues will access your respective copy of the desktop library, which will be synced so that changes made in any of the synced libraries will automatically update via a connection to EndNote Online. Thus, to share a desktop library, you must first sync the library with an EndNote online account.
EndNote X8 and X9 allow you to share a library of any size with up to 100 people. You will be able to access all of the references, PDFs, file attachments, and notes in this shared library from your EndNote desktop application.
You will need to have an EndNote Online account synced to your EndNote (desktop) library before you can share your library (or a Group), or receive someone else's library. You may need to create a free account.
To re-send an invitation, revoke sharing, or change permissions for any individual group member:
With EndNote X9, you can now share a Group from your Endnote library, just as you can share an entire library.
To share a Group:
You enter the title and abstract of your unpublished article, and Manuscript Matcher suggests a range of journals that publish research like yours.
With EndNote X9, you can now use Manuscript Matcher in combination with a desktop EndNote library.
Before using Manuscript Matcher, you should bear in mind that,