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Citation Management Programs: EndNote Basic

This guide contains information about different resources to use when you need to manage citations.

What is EndNote Basic?

EndNote Basic is a web-based bibliographic management tool for collecting, organizing, sharing and formatting citations.

All University of Iowa students, faculty and staff are eligible for a free EndNote Basic account.

EndNote Workshops

Known Issues

Internet Explorer 11 (April 3, 2014) Users have reported they are unable to edit references in EndNote Basic when using Internet Explorer 11. This problem has been reported to EndNote Support and will be resolved as soon as possible.

In the meantime, users can fix this problem by using another browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Safari or by adding to their Compatibility View settings. To do this, please:

  1. Click on the gear icon near the top right of your browser.
  2. Click on "Compatibility View Settings."
  3. Click "Add" to the right of the box that says "Add this website."

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 All styles (5,000+) All styles (5,000+)
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

Ask a Librarian

Librarians are available to help you with your questions. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have regarding citation styles, citation management, etc.

Use the chat box below, contact your subject specialist librarian or Ask a Librarian for more options.