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What Is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software with features to:

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Synchronize your references between up to three personal computers, an EndNote Web library and your iPad or iPhone through the EndNote Sync command. (You must be the owner and user of all three computers.)
  • Set up a sharing team to grant access to your designated synced library and effortlessly collaborate with up to 400 co-authors and colleagues.
  • Cite your references in word processor documents to create formatted citations, bibliographies or independent reference lists.

Why Use EndNote?

Why use EndNote?

EndNote provides a way to manage citations and keep track of important resources you find along your research journey.

Use EndNote can help prevent being unable to retrieve research sources when compiling the final project. 

EndNote is a useful tool because it allows you to export citations:

  1. within the text of a paper (in-text citations)
  2. to a bibliography in the citation style you select

When Working with EndNote

You can create individual folders for each research project that you are working on and save citations to various folders.

Dakota State University students, faculty, and staff can use EndNote for free as part of the Mundt Library's subscription to Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) databases.

EndNote Options

EndNote is available for your use in a web browser and as a desktop application.

If you choose to use EndNote Online, you do not need to download any software and your citation database is stored on EndNote servers on the web (at no cost to you).

If you choose to use EndNote desktop, you will download the software (at no cost to you) onto your computer and will store your database of citations on your computer.  

Your citations are synced between the EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online applications so you can use EndNote across devices.

EndNote for iPhone & iPad