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EndNote Basic / Online

Getting Started

EndNote offers two slightly different versions of a free, "basic" version of the product.  Additionally, EndNote online for desktop users (part of the paid software package) is similar to the other two online products, though with more features. See a table comparing features of the various EndNote web/online versions here

For all three online/basic versions, the software:

  • Works as a web-based, stand-alone citation product.
  • But with fewer features than regular EndNote


  • However, paid EndNote online for desktop (premium) users may go to the desktop version to have access to all EndNote features. 
  • EndNote Basic is a free version of the EndNote software that:
  • EndNote online with WoS is similar to EndNote Basic with some extra features.  It is free to those of us at UT-Austin:
    • EndNote is from the same company as the Web of ScienceIf you have an account with the Web of Science, use it for EndNote online with WoS  at or set up an account through Web of Science to take advantage of the features that are offered in this version that are not in EndNote Basic.

                        endnote web of science

Create an Account or Sign in

Create a free EndNote Basic / Online account at:

endnote web sign in


at, select the

endnote basic at endnote

Download and Install Plug-ins

Go to the Downloads tab, download and install 

  • Cite While You Write
  • Capture
  • EndNote Click


endnote basic plug-ins

EndNote Desktop vs. EndNote Web Versions

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