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Using EndNote at Princeton: Endnote Web

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Help with EndNote Web

Create an Account on EndNote Web


  • Connect to from a computer on the Princeton network, or via VPN. 
  • Click the “Sign Up for an account” link.


Add References Individually


  • Click on the “Collect” tab, then click on “New Reference.”
  • Select the reference type from the drop down menu (i.e., journal article).
  • Enter the reference information and click “Save.”


Add References using Online Search

Only free databases are available for searching via the Online Search feature. These databases include PubMed (biomedical journal articles) and library catalogs. If the database requires a password, use the Import option below.


  • From the “Collect” tab, select “Online Search.”
  • Select the database you want to search from the menu. If you want manage your list (add or delete databases) click on "Customize this list".



Add References using Import


  • Search a database and save citation records you want to keep to a file. For database-specific instructions about saving records, go to the EndNote Web Help link and select the "Import Formats" link under "Collect References".
  • From the EndNote Web “Collect” tab, select “Import References.”
  • Browse to locate the downloaded file containing the references.
  • Select the type of file (i.e., select the import filter that corresponds to the database you used to obtain the citation records).
  • Click the “Import” button.
  • If you want manage your list, click on "Customize this list".



Add References using Direct Export

You can import references directly into your EndNote Web account from databases on the Web of Knowledge platform...for DePauw, this includes Web of Science.


  • Perform a search in the database.
  • Select records you want to keep.
  • Select the “Save to My EndNote Web” button on the right hand column.


Work with Groups

You can organize your references into Groups. To create a new Group, click on the "Organize" tab. Then click on the New Group button.  Then click on the My References tab to sort your saved references.


  • Select “All of my references” from the left menu.
  • Check the boxes next to the references you want to move into a specific Group.
  • From the "Add to group…” drop down menu, select the name of the Group.


Share a Group

You can share Groups with other users, including users at other institutions. However, access to shared Group is read-only, so other users cannot modify a Group you share.

To share a Group:


  • Click on the "Organize" tab.
  • Click on the "Share Group" button next to the record set you want to share.
  • Enter or update the e-mail addresses who will share the Group. Use the “Enter” or “Return” key to separate addresses.
  • Click the “Apply” button.



Create a Stand-Alone Bibliography

You can create a formatted stand-alone bibliography with your references in EndNote Web.


  • In EndNote Web from the “Format” tab, select “Bibliography.”
  • Choose the references, bibliography output style and file format. If you want to export the bibliography to Word, select the RTF file format.
  • Select an option to save, email or print the bibliography.



Need More Help?

After you log in to EndNote Web 2.1, there is a Help section that offers more information about all the features of EndNote Web. Look for the link in the top right portion of the screen.