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Citation Management Tools: EndNote Basic

This LibGuide contains information on various citation tools available to Butler students, staff, and faculty.

Getting Started

EndNote Web is an online tool that allows the user to collect references from a variety of sources, organize the references, and format a bibliography as the paper is written.  The tool can be used with a number of citation formats.

EndNote Web is only available through ISI Web of Knowledge. The Butler Libraries do not have a subscription to EndNote.

To Sign-Up for a free account, start at the homepage

  • Go to "create an account"
  • Fill in the prompted information 
  • Write down your login information to use for saving your information and syncing your data

For all of your EndNote related questions, consult EndNote's help page where you can locate answers to:

  • Word Processors 
  • Compatibility
  • Installing/Uninstalling
  • User Interface
  • Managing References
  • Importing/Exporting data
  • Searching Databases
  • Output Styles

Additional Support

The Basics

Automatically Generate Citations

  • Locate a source to cite using your favorite database
  • View the source
  • Click on "Cite [book]"
  • Export to EndNote

Manually Generate Citations

  • From the EndNote "Collect" page click on "New Reference"
  • Select the appropriate source typee
  • Fill out the necessary information
  • Save your reference

EndNote has the capability of formatting citations in 6,000+ ways, but the most common are:

  • APA
  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • Harvard
  • Turabian
  • IEEE

For a full list of the citation styles supported click here

EndNote Web is capable of creating citations using the following sources:

  • Generic
  • Aggregated Database
  • Ancient Text
  • Artwork
  • Blog
  • Book/Section
  • Chart or Table
  • Dataset
  • Dictionary
  • Encyclopedia
  • Film or Broadcast
  • Government Document
  • Journal Article
  • Magazine Article
  • Manuscript
  • Music
  • Newspaper Article
  • Thesis
  • Web Page

EndNote for Mac

EndNote for PC


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