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EndNote Web

Endnote Web is a web-based citation manager designed to help users collect, organize, and format references for citing in research papers. It is also designed to provide an environment for online collaboration with other EndNote Web users.

Set up an Account

  • To create an EndNote Web account, go to the Web of Knowledge database
  • Select “My EndNote Web” at the top of the screen
Web of Knowledge
  • Then select “Register” to create an account
Register for EndNote Web

Note: If off-campus, using one of the first two methods to log-in to your account will ensure that the article linker Article Linker for each reference will be visible. If on-campus, using any of the three methods to log-in will yield the complete view with article linkers.

Brief Guide to EndNote Web

My References tab:

  • View all references or the references in a specific group
  • Search within references
  • Move selected references to different groups
  • Edit references
  • Sort references by author, title, source title, publication year, times cited, date added to library, and date last updated
  • View group membership for references

Collect tab:

  • Online Search: Connect to online catalogs (such as Sterne Library's local catalog), conduct searches, retrieve records, and add these records to your EndNote Web library
  • Import References
    • Filter Import: Import references from UAB databases through the use of a filter.
    • Toolbar Import: Import references from UAB databases by using the EndNote Web toolbar.
    • Direct Import: Import references from UAB databases by direct import.
  • New Reference: Manually enter new references

Organize tab:

  • Manage My Groups: Add, delete, rename, and share groups
  • Other's Groups: View groups other people have shared with you
  • Find Duplicates: Identify and delete duplicate citations in your EndNote Web library

Format tab:

  • Bibliography: Generate a bibliography in the style and format of your choice; then save, email, or print it
  • Cite While You Write Plug-in: Use this plug-in to insert references, and format citations and bibliographies while you write your paper in Microsoft Word
  • Format Paper: An alternative to the Cite While You Write Plug-in, this feature allows you to import your paper into EndNote Web for formatting of the citations and bibliography
  • Export References: E-mail, save, or print your references in one of several export styles

Options tab: For managing your EndNote Web account, such as changing password and/or email address

Other Guides and Tutorials

  • In your EndNote Web library, use the “Getting Started Guide” and the help page to familiarize yourself with its functions and features
EndNote Web Help

Instructions for Importing References from Specific Databases into EndNote Web

There are several ways to bring references into EndNote Web. For each of the three import methods described below, listed are databases with their respective import instructions. Some databases can import using several of these methods.

  • Direct Import: References are imported into EndNote Web using the direct export function of the database.
    • EBSCO databases    
      Academic Search Premier Historical Abstracts
      Alt HealthWatch History Reference Center
      America: History and Life LISTA
      ATLA Religion Mental Measurements Yearbook
      Business Source Premier Military and Government Collection
      CINAHL Plus Music Index Online
      Communication and Mass Media Complete Newspaper Source
      EconLit Professional Development Collection
      ERIC RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
      GreenFILE SportDiscus
      Health Source Tests in Print

    • Science Citation Index

  • Filter Import: References from a database are saved as a file (.txt, .ris, or .enw) and imported into EndNote Web using a filter.
    • ACM Digital Library
    • CSA databases    
      BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Philosopher's Index
      International Bibliography of Art (IBA) Pollution Abstracts
      Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts PsycARTICLES
      PAIS Archive Social Services Abstracts
      PAIS International Sociological Abstracts

    • Compendex
    • EBSCO databases    
      Academic Search Premier CINAHL Plus
      Alt HealthWatch EconLit
      America: History and Life ERIC
      ATLA Religion RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
      Business Source Premier SportDiscus

    • Gale databases    
      Academic OneFile General OneFile
      Expanded Academic ASAP LegalTrac
      General Reference Center Gold Literature Resources from Gale
      Health Reference Center Academic Professional Collection

    • JSTOR
    • Literature Online
    • MathSciNet
    • OCLC databases    
      Dissertation Abstracts Online
      OCLC ArticleFirst OCLC PapersFirst
      OCLC Electronic Collection Online OCLC ProceedingsFirst
      OCLC FirstSearch OCLC WorldCat

    • ProQuest    
      ABI/INFORM Complete GenderWatch
      American Periodicals Series (APS) Online Hoover's Company Records
      Criminal Justice Periodical Index (CJPI) National Newspaper Abstracts
      Ethnic NewsWatch Research Library

    • PubMed
    • SciFinder Scholar
    • Scopus
    • Wiley Online Library
    • Wilson databases    
      Applied Science and Technology Full Text General Science Full Text
      Art Full Text Humanities Full Text
      Art Index Retrospective OmniFile Full Text Mega
      Biography Reference Bank Readers' Guide Full Text
      Book Review Digest Plus Readers' Guide Retrospective
      Business Full Text Social Sciences Full Text
      Education Full Text  

  • Toolbar Import: Once the EndNote Web toolbar is installed into your browser (IE or Firefox), references can be directly imported into EndNote Web.

Moving References between EndNote Web and EndNote

Imelda Vetter, Reference Librarian for Education,
Jennifer Long, Reference Librarian for Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
Mervyn Sterne Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Created: August 2009
Updated: July 2010, September 2010