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EndNote Basic: Home

This guide provides the basics of EndNote Web. For more details, see EndNote Basic: Advanced Guide.

Set Up an Account

If you already have a Web of Science account, then you've got an ENDNOTE Basic account.


How to create an EndNote Basic account:

PLEASE NOTE: You must be on Campus when you create your account in order to get full institutional benefits.

 Go to the EndNote Basic page  

Click on Signup for an account 


Thanks to Yuyun Wirawati, Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management Library, for allowing me to adapt her guide.

What is it?

EndNote Basic is a service designed to help researchers through the process of writing a research paper. It is used to collect and organize references, as well as cite them while writing a paper.  It can also be a powerful collaboration tool.

EndNote Version Comparison

Cite While You Write
Citation Styles
EndNote Basic Users
50,000 2GB Limited Features 21 Anyone
EndNote Basic + Web of Science
50,000 2GB Limited Features 3300+ Web of Science Institutions (WVU)
EndNote Desktop
Unlimited Unlimited Full Features 3300+ Must Purchase


What will it do for me?


• Collect reference information from a wide variety of online databases via direct export, online search, or importing as text files.
• Store up to 10,000 references in your  library, accessible anywhere that you have Internet access.
• Share references with other EndNote users to simplify collaboration.
• Cite While You Write in Microsoft Word to insert references and format citations and bibliographies instantly.  

Get Help

The following sources will help you learn how to use ENDNOTE Basic   The last one will take you to the Ask a Librarian web page which directs you to help in person, over the phone, by e-mail, or by chat. 

Get Help from the Science Librarian

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Linda Blake
Downtown Campus Library
Reference Department, Room 1004B
PO Box 6069, Morgantown, WV 26506-6069
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