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Endnote Web

Reed's site license of Endnote also includes Endnote Web, a web-based version of Endnote, allowing you to save, edit, and organize references stored in your web-based account. This is most useful when you don't have access to a computer that has Endnote, or you don't have access to one of your libraries, but need to save or edit references. It can also be useful for collaborations, since you can share groups of references with other Endnote Web users. You can also sync your references between the Endnote Library on your computer and your Endnote web account.

Login to Endnote Web

To use Endnote Web, you must first sign up for an account. Go to https://www.myendnoteweb.com and click on the 'Sign Up' link to get started. Note, you must be on campus to create an account. Afterwards, you can login from on or off campus.

  1. Go to https://www.myendnoteweb.com.
  2. Enter the email address and password used to create your account, (or get the login information from your professor if he/she has setup a shared account for your class).

Importing References

To import references into Endnote Web, you must first export them from your online database of choice. After you've exported them from the database, follow these instructions to import them:

  1. Go to the Collect tab, then click the Import References link.
  2. Use the Browse button to select the file containing your exported references.
  3. From the Filter drop-down box, select the filter for your database (see the Library's guide on which filter to use).
  4. In the To drop-down box, select the group to import the references to (or select New Group to add a new group).
  5. Click the Import button.
For help importing references into Endnote Web, please refer to your Subject Librarian.
  1. Go to the My References tab.
  2. Type a search term in the Quick Search field.
  3. Select where you want to search (All References, a specific group, or a group shared by others). Note: The selection for "All My References" does not include groups shared to you from other users.
  4. Click the Search button.
The Quick Search Results will display references containing the search term or an empty results list if no references were found.

Adding References to a Group

  1. Go to the My References tab.
  2. Place a check next to the references you want to add to a group.
  3. From the Add to Group... drop-down box, select the group (or select New Group to add them to a new group).

Your groups will be visible under the My References panel on the left of the page.

Sharing a Group of References

You can share groups of references with other Endnote Web users. Note: You can share groups with individuals who have not yet signed up for an Endnote Web account. These groups will show up after they've registered for an account.

  1. Go to the Organize tab.
  2. Place a check under the Share column next to the group you want to share.
  3. Click the Manage Sharing button.
  4. Click the Start sharing this group link.
  5. Enter the email address of each user on a separate line (or select a comma separated text file containing the email addresses of mutliple users).
  6. Select the Read only button if you want to give them read-only access. Select the Read and Write button if you want to give them read and write access. (Users with Read & Write access can edit reference data and remove the reference from the shared group, but they cannot delete the reference from the owner's library.)
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Repeat steps 5-7 to add users with a different access option and then close the window when done.

Groups that you've shared will have a little icon next to them in the My References panel.

Accessing Groups Shared by Others

Groups others have shared with you will appear under the Groups Shared by Others section in the My References panel. Click on the group name to see all the references in that group. If you have read and write access for a particular group, a little pencil icon will appear to the right of the group name.

Endnote Groups

Editing a Reference/Adding Your Own Research Notes

You can edit a reference, including adding your own research notes.

  1. Go to the My References tab.
  2. Locate the reference and click the Edit link on the far right of the reference.
  3. Edit the appropriate field, or add your own notes to the Research Notes field.
  4. When you're done editing, click the Save button at the top.

Exporting References to a File

You can export your Endnote Web references for use with another application.

  1. Go to the Format tab.
  2. Click the Export References link.
  3. In the References drop-down box, select the group of references you wish to export.
  4. In the Export style drop-down box, select the appropriate style (ie, use the RefMan RIS Export style for exporting to Bookends or Endnote, or use the BibTeX Export for LaTeX).
  5. Click the Save button.

The file will be saved as "exportlist.txt" to your download location (ie, Desktop or Downloads folder).

Additional Help

For additional help using Endnote Web, click the Help link at the top right of Endnote Web. For help importing references into Endnote Web, please refer to your Subject Librarian. Or contact CUS (x7525) with additional questions.