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EndNote and EndNote Web

About EndNote Web

Fresno State students, faculty and staff can create an
EndNote Web account at
   • Use your Fresno State email address to register
  Passwords must contain a letter, number, and a symbol.

EndNote Web is a reference manager for collecting, editing and organizing up to 10,000 references.
It has many of the same features as the full version, but is simpler to use and you can use it anyplace you have internet access.

You can:
   • Add references from online databases or manually
   • Select from a large number of reference styles
   • Share references in EndNote Web groups with other EndNote
     Web users

   • Attach pdf files (these don’t transfer with shared references)
   • Insert references into Word using the
     Cite-While-You-Write plugin
Using Sync you can transfer citations between EndNote Web and
     the EndNote library on your computer.
     See EndNote Online Training Videos
            Syncing your Online and Desktop Accounts

Getting References into EndNote Web

Most journal article databases offer the option to export references directly into EndNote Web.

From Google Scholar, Scifinder, and several others, you need to save the file and then import it into EndNote Web.

Getting Citations from Google Scholar, Scifinder, PubMed, Project Muse, and JSTOR into EndNote Web

1. Follow the instructions for exporting your citations into EndNote from these databases,
the file instead of opening it with EndNote

2. In EndNote Web: Click the Collect tab
3. Select Import References from the menu header
4. Next to File: click
Browse, then select your file and click <Open>
5. By
Import Option: 
       for Google Scholar files, select  EndNote Import
       for Project Muse files, select  RefMan RIS
for JSTOR files, select  JSTOR
       for Scifinder files, select  SciFinder (CAS)
for PubMed files, select  PubMed (NLM)
6. By
To:  select a group or create a new group for your references
7. Click
8. Click the My References tab, then on the group to see your added references

Workaround for Direct Export to EndNote Web for Ebsco Databases

Some users may be experiencing issues with using Direct Export to EndNote Web from Ebsco databases.  This is a known issue, but there is not yet a solution.  Please use one of the below workarounds for exporting Ebsco records to your EndNote online account. 
- After you have identified the citations you would like to save, and clicked the Export button, select the first option, "Direct Export in RIS Format (e.g. CITAVI, EasyBib, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero)."  Remember where you saved this .ris file.
- Within EndNote Web:
1. Click Collect
2. Click Import References
3. Choose the .ris file you just downloaded
4. Select RefMan RIS as your import option
5. Choose which group you would like to put the citations in from the "To" menu, and then
6. Click Import
EndNote Web screenshot with red numbers indicating click steps
- You should then see a message saying that however many references you selected were imported into the group.

A second option is to use the EndNote Bookmarklet, available here.  Simply drag the gray Capture Reference bar to your bookmark bar, and then, when you're looking at a reference in Education Research Complete, you can click that bookmark and it will capture the reference for you (see the red stars).  Make sure is selected, choose your group, and then "Save To."
Screenshot of Ebsco database with Capture Reference Bookmarklet selected

Sharing References in EndNote Web

You can share references in your groups with other EndNote Web users.

 Attachments are not shared, regardless of access privileges.

    To share a group:

    1.  Open the gold Organize tab  and select  Manage My Groups
    2.  Click Manage Sharing for the group you want to share
    3.  Click Start sharing this group
    3.  Enter the email addresses of your partners
         • one email address / line
         • use the email addresses they used to register with EndNote Web
    4.  Select Read only or Read & Write.
Read & Write allows others to edit, add & delete references
    5.  Click Apply
    6.  Tell your partners you have given them access: EndNote does not notify them.
         They will see it when they log into their EndNote Web account (see screenshot below)
         It will be in their My References tab, under the heading  Groups Shared by Others
EndNote Web gropus shared by others

Help with EndNote Web

For detailed instructions on collecting and managing references, syncing with your desktop, and formatting your references, these instructions from EndNote can be very helpful.