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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

Word 2016 for Mac (August 28, 2015) There is a known compatibillity issue for those who are using Word 2016 for Mac. EN is working on an update to allow it to work, and it is supposed to be ready sometime in Sept/Oct. of 2015. A document from EN is attached that details their advice.

We have communicated this to University of Iowa ITS and they reported that installing Office 2011 is an option if there for those unable to wait for update. Students may visit or contact ITS with questions about Office installation.

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.

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