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Using Endnote Basic


EndNote Basic is a free online tool that helps you:

  • Collect references from electronic and traditional sources
  • Organize your references for your research topics and papers
  • Insert and cite references automatically while writing your paper
  • Automatically generate a formatted bibliography

Getting Started

EndNote Basic, formerly EndNote Web, can be used on its own, or in conjuction with EndNote Desktop, which is a more robust application available for purchase.  If you create your account on-campus, you will have access to a wider variety of bibliographic styles, as well as other features.To see the differences between EndNote Basic and EndNote Desktop, please see the comparison chart from EndNote. Check the box reading I Have Web of Knowledge to see the features for campus affiliates.

To get started, create a free Endnote Basic account.

Roaming Access

In order to retain your campus affiliation and additional features, you must log in on-campus every 12 months to re-establish your affiliation with UNCW and to restore access to styles, filters and online connections. If your account was set up at a different institution, contact ISI to change your affiliation.