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EndNote Online

More features in EndNote Online

Type your search term in the quick search box. Select a group to search or use the default option of All My References.

Quick search

If the quick search is hidden, use the Show panel on the left hand side of the screen to reveal the side panel.

EndNote Online allows you to add PDFs, images or other files to your references provided you have a copy saved to your computer or a shared drive;- this allows you to add figures, illustrations or even the full text. Note that a full record with online link should still provide access to the text without requiring the PDF.

Open your reference and choose to Attach files or Attach figure. You can add up to five files and one figure to each reference.

You can manage your attachments by choosing Organize - Manage Attachments. This will also show you how much file space you have available. This may be unlimited if you also have Endnote Desktop, or 2GB if you are using Endnote Online through Web of Science.

Manage Attachments

To insert a special character into EndNote online (web) you can copy and paste the character from a Word document or use the Character Map tool.

  • Open the Character Map tool by clicking on Start > Windows Accessories > Character Map
  • Select the Symbol font if necessary (other fonts will revert to the default display font in EndNote)
  • Select the character required and click on Copy
  • Go to EndNote online and paste (Ctrl and V) the character into your open reference
  • Close the reference (saving the changes if prompted)

Panopto video from the Academic Skills Centre, University of Birmingham: includes sub-titles. 

If you're importing references from several different catalogues or databases, you may end up with duplicate references in your library. EndNote offers an easy way to find, compare and remove duplicate references.

Organize - Find Duplicates.

Find Duplicates

EndNote online will allow you compare records and select the one with the best information. You can then delete the other references.


Clarivate Analytics have provided two videos on Endnote for iPad and iPhone.  See also the Apple iStore for App details.


There is an Android App for using Web of Science / My Research on Android devices, but this does not include Endnote (Online or Desktop).   Requires connection to University networks for full installation, and account with Web of Science.


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