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Endnote Desktop vs. EndNote Basic

What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software.  It is available in a desktop version and in two web-based versions, EndNote Basic and EndNote Online. 

Endnote Basic is the free online version that is available to anyone. 

EndNote Online is the cloud-based version that comes with a desktop account.  It allows EndNote desktop users to access and add references to their account even when they are away from the computer where the EndNote desktop software has been installed. 

Although they refer to slightly different versions of the program, the names EndNote Web, EndNote Online, and EndNote Basic are sometimes used interchangeably.  Bearing this in mind is helpful when decoding which file type to use for exporting references from some databases. 

Comparison Chart

What is the difference between EndNote Desktop and 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

More Detailed Comparison
Visit this site for a more detailed comparison of the two versions. Make sure to select "I HAVE WEB OF KNOWLEDGE" for the most accurate information.

EndNote Collaboration Flowchart