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EndNote Basic or EndNote Online?
EndNote and EndNote Online
EndNote™ is a reference management solution with both a desktop and online component. When used on the desktop, it may be called “EndNote desktop” or “EndNote on the desktop.” When used online, it may be called “EndNote online.” EndNote X8 & X9 users can synchronize all the references in one desktop library to their online library, and share the entire library with other EndNote X8 or X9 users. Their online library can contain an unlimited number of references and unlimited attachments.
EndNote basic is a more limited reference management solution that is only available online. EndNote basic users can create an online library with a maximum of 50,000 references and up to 2GB of attachments.
There are two versions of EndNote basic.
- The free version of EndNote basic has 21 styles and a limited number of filters and connection files. This version is available to anybody, with no other purchase required.
- The version of EndNote basic available as part of the Web of Science has thousands of styles and hundreds of filters and connection files. This version is accessible by those whose institution has a subscription to the Web of Science.
Videos & Materials
EndNote Online: A Live Class Recording
This class shows how to use the major features in EndNote online. Although it includes information on how EndNote online integrates with EndNote on the desktop, it also contains information for those using EndNote basic.
General EndNote Online Resources
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