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EndNote Online - Getting Started

Introduction to Endnote Online

The University is moving from RefWorks to EndNote Online for all taught Undergraduate and Post-Graduate students. 

This short guide will take you through the registration process and show you how to transfer your files from RefWorks.

Please use the tabs on the right-hand side of the screen:


FAQs

What is EndNote Online?

EndNote Online (also known as EndNote Web) is a reference management software product and has similarities to other bibliographic management software programmes such as;  RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley and other tools.

Endnote Online allows storage of references from databases and other sources, and can be used with the Cite While You Write (CWYW) 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

 

Why is the change happening?

In recent years Students at the University have experienced a number of issues when using RefWorks and as a result have raised complaints. We have listened to those concerns and believe that moving to EndNote Online will improve the Student referencing experience.

 

Will I be able to keep my RefWorks account?

As RefWorks is a subscription product account holders will no longer be able to access their files once the University licence has expired. For this reason we are encouraging those using RefWorks to move their files to EndNote Online as soon as possible and preferably by the start of the new academic year.

 

What happens if I am moving up to do a MRes or a PhD?

If you are a research student (MRes, PhD etc.), researcher, or academic member of staff, we recommend you use another EndNote product called EndNote Desktop.  

Support for researchers is provided by the Research Skills Team. For details on how to obtain the EndNote Desktop software and access training opportunities (including links to self-enrol on dedicated EndNote Desktop Canvas courses), please consult the EndNote webpage.

 

What if I'm now an alumni and didn’t retrieve files/references before my current account closed?

Any alumni can contact support directly (email to: refworks.support@exlibrisgroup.com) and provide their old institutional email address. From this, Ex Libris can provide the alumni with a copy of their data appropriate for the situation. 

Acknowledgements

Parts of this guide have 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 to under license to University of Birmingham at the time of creation.

  • Clarivate Analytics for Web of Science and for Endnote Online itself
  • Proquest for RefWorks
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