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This guide will help you become familiar with EndNote, a reference management tool.


EndNote is a citation management tool that helps you import citations from the web and plugs into Word to insert citations as you write.

EndNote is owned and operated by Clarivate, the same company that owns the database Web of Science.

Note: Stevens does not have an institutional subscription to this product, so you will have to create a personal account to use it.

EndNote basic

EndNote basic is available for free, and only as a web-based library. EndNote basic comes with 2GB of storage and a citation limit of 50,000. You can also choose to use the Cite While You Write Word plug-in for in-text citation editing.

The full, downloadable version of EndNote is available for a fee, but student rates are available.


EndNote basic & Web of Science

You can use Endnote basic with or without Web of Science but will have the ability to save items directly to Endnote while in Web of Science (if logged in). Please note that while you can continue to use EndNote basic after you leave Stevens, you will no longer have the integration with Web of Science.

Cite While You Write Word plug-in

EndNote Help and FAQ

Changing Citation Styles in EndNote basic

Screenshot of Vicky's Endnote basic account, under the Format tab, and the Format Paper option, where it lets you select a citation styleEndNote basic comes preloaded with a set number of popular citation styles. You can add these to your "favorites" under the Format tab, and then under Bibliography. Find the one you need and click "Copy to Favorites", and it will then show up in the menu as a style to use when you format your paper or export references.

Note: You cannot download new files to EndNote basic beyond what is already included.