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EndNote Guide

What is EndNote Online

EndNote Online can be used to collect and manage references from any computer. Your EndNote Online library can also be synced with the Desktop version on multiple computers, and with the EndNote iPad app.

  • References can be shared with other EndNote Online users, including PDF files you have attached to those records.
  • EndNote Online is equipped with a limited number of referencing (output) styles, and you cannot edit output styles, filters or connection files.

EndNote Online is free, however current UC staff and students have access to additional features ​by connecting EndNote Online with EndNote Desktop or Web of Science.


Getting EndNote Online

1. Go to EndNote Online

2A - If you have an existing account with EndNote, Web of Science or ResearcherID, use that to log in.


2B. Create an account. Do not use the Institutional login

Once you sign up, you can use EndNote online from any computer, and sync your account with EndNote Desktop (you must use the same account login and password to sync).

Using EndNote Online

Collecting your references

1. Enter References Manually

  • Click New Reference.
  • Select the Reference Type from the pull-down menu (Journal Article, Book, etc.).
  • Fill in the author, year, title, etc. For multiple authors, separate with a semicolon or enter each on a new line.
  • Click Save.
  • To return to your references click on the My References tab.

 2. Search a database from within EndNote Online

  • Under Collect References, click on Online Search.
  • Choose the library catalogue you want to search.

 3. Import References from Databases

  • Search the database of your choice.
  • Save the results according to the directions for the database you are searching.
  • In EndNote Online, click Import in the left-hand menu.
  • Click the Browse to locate the file with your results.
  • Select the type of file you want to import which should match the database you searched.
  • Click Import to bring your results file into EndNote Online.
  • The citations will be placed in the Unfiled folder.
  • Create a folder by clicking on Options.
  • Click the Folders tab.
  • Enter the name you want to give to the new folder.
  • Click Submit.


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