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EndNote Online

Introduction to Endnote Online


Use this guide to take you through the key elements of Endnote Online software (sometimes called Endnote Web).  The tabs on the right of the screen can be used to navigate section-by-section or to go direct to a specific topic as required.



The University of Birmingham currently officially supports RefWorks for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, via the Academic Skills Centre.

EndNote Online (web) is reference management software and has similarities as such to RefWorks, Zotero and other tools.

Endnote Online allows storage of references from databases and other sources, and can be used with the Cite while you Write tool to insert citations and create reference lists directly in Word.

It can be set up and accessed through the Web of Science database platform on FindIt@Bham. 

  • You can continue to use the free basic version of Endnote online (not attached to the University of Birmingham Web of Science subscription) when you leave the University

Endnote Desktop is supported for doctoral (PhD) and other researchers and academic staff via the Research Skills Support Team.


Other support material

From the suppliers of Endnote Online, Clarivate Analytics:

EndNote YouTube channel

Why you should reference

Why you should reference

  • You should include a reference every time you quote, paraphrase (i.e. write someone's information in your own words), summarise or gain ideas from another person's work

  • You should include a reference no matter what format the work takes (e.g. web page, tweet, journal article, email or diagram)

Guidance on referencing

  • Cite Them Right Online - Login top right as University of Birmingham (UoB users only) or through your own institutions's login. Includes video tutorials, support material and many individual examples of how to reference in different styles

  • iCite Guide - referencing web pages from Library Services, University of Birmingham

  • Confirm referencing style requirements with your Programme tutors: they are the final arbiters of your work

Good Academic Practice


This guide has been adapted with kind permission, from the Strathclyde University EndNote Online Libguide (in turn acknowledging Newcastle University, UK).

Screenshots courtesy of the suppliers concerned: products subscribed under license to University of Birmingham.

  • Clarivate Analytics for Web of Science and for Endnote Online itself
  • Elsevier for Ei Engineering Village and Scopus
  • Ex Libris for Primo search discovery tool (FindIt@Bham) and RefWorks
  • ITHAKA for Jstor
  • LWW Wolters Kluwer for Ovid databases
  • Proquest for RefWorks and Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts


  • Google for Google Scholar



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