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Adding References in EndNote Online - manual and bookmarklet tool

Panopto video from Academic Skills Centre, University of Birmingham (includes subtitles).

Manual addition of references

Individual reference details can be entered manually.

  • In your Endnote Online account, go to Collect
  • Select New Reference for a template to add the item details
  • Try adding this Journal Article reference (note, each author’s name must be added on a new line):
    • Spring, H and Adams, R. (2013) 'Learning and Teaching in Action'. Health Information and Libraries Journal 30 (4), pp.337-342.


Bookmarklet tool

The EndNote Bookmarklet Tool (Capture Reference) scans the bibliographic information presented on a webpage and creates a reference which you can save in either EndNote online or EndNote desktop.

This is a particularly useful tool for those journal sites or webpages which do not offer a direct export option on screen.

However, the reference produced may be very basic and require more details to be entered manually.


  1. In your Endnote Online account, go to Downloads
  2. Locate Capture Reference
  3. Simply drag the Capture Reference bookmarklet to your toolbar and then use it subsequently when on a web page or other source you wish to save
  4. On the resulting login screen, enter your Web of Science / Endnote Online login details
  5. A template pop-up will show on-screen: fill in the required details before saving the record to your Endnote Online account


  • Multiple authors will be listed on one line - after you've imported your captured reference(s) you'll need to edit the author field and ensure each name is on a separate line and displays correctly (either first name last name OR last name, first name)
  • Also, ensure the Reference Type has been picked up correctly - you can change this before you import or afterwards



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