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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2014 URL: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/citingsources Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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If you have any questions or need assistance with EndNote Desktop, please Ask a Librarian or use the links below.

What is EndNote Desktop?

EndNote Desktop is a client-based bibliographic management software program for organizing and formatting citations for publication.


    How to get EndNote Desktop?

    Please note that EndNote Desktop is available for free to faculty, staff, and graduate students only. Undergraduates will need to use EndNote Basic, purchase EndNote from the University Bookstore, or choose another citation management program from this tab.

    • Get EndNote Desktop from ITS
      For CCOM members: Once you are signed in you should see the EndNote section. Click on EndNote; this should take you to the Secure page for the EndNote install. As long as you have access rights it should populate a red section that reads ‘CCOM Students, Faculty, and Staff. You are eligible to download EndNote as part of a license agreement with the College of Medicine through the EndNote for CCOM download page.

    EndNote Desktop vs. EndNote Basic

    EndNote Desktop EndNote Basic
    Pricing Free for faculty, staff, and graduate students - $113.95 for undergraduate students Free
    Reference Storage Unlimited 50,000
    Attachment Storage Unlimited 2 GB
    Bibliographic Formatting Styles 6,000+ 3,300+
    Reference Sharing Yes Yes
    Send references directly from online databases 500+ 500+
    Search online resources from within EndNote 6,000+ 1,800+
    Formatting in Microsoft Word Yes Yes
    One-click 'Find Full Text' Yes No
    Automatic reference updating Yes No
    Advanced reference organization Yes No


    Frequently Asked Questions about EndNote Desktop via the UI Libraries

    View the answers to these questions here.

    • How do I move references from RefWorks to EndNote Desktop?
    • Can I install EndNote Desktop at no cost to myself?
    • How can I attach a PDF to my reference?
    • How can I connect to InfoLink through EndNote?
    • How can I make EndNote automatically convert abbreviated journal names to full journal names?
    • How can I find full text articles for my citations?

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