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Citing Sources: EndNote

RefWorks, EndNote and more.


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?

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.

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

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