EndNote and EndNote Web

Getting Started with
EndNote Web:
It allows you to:
•Access your references from any computer with internet
•Collect references from online sources
•Drop citations into your paper as you type in MS Word
•Choose the referencing system that is required for your
•Share collections of references with specified colleagues
First go to:
Click on the
“Sign Up” link
Your initial sign up must be on a computer within the DIT domain.
After that you may use it from anywhere.
Fill in your details
Pay special attention to the
password guidelines. They are a bit
tricky and it’s normal for people to require
more than one attempt.
When completed click ‘I Agree’
to complete registration
The main parts of EndNote Web are
outlined in the getting started guide
To get the full benefit from EndNote Web
you will need to download a patch to the
computer(s) you will be using it on most.
To do this: …
In EndNote Web, first click on the Options tab
Next click on “Download Installers”
Follow the instructions here to capture items from the web.
If you’re using MS word
with either Internet
Explorer or Google
Chrome then download
this patch.
Use this patch if you’re
using Mozilla or Apple
Once installed, the patch will …
…Install the EndNote Web Cite While You
Write (CWYW) toolbar in MS Word
and …
… Installs the EndNote Web
internet toolbar
…Alternatively the web
capture tool displays as one
of your bookmarks
Main ways of getting references into EndNote Web:
1. Search DIT Library Catalogue
2. Export from a database which links with EndNote Web
3. Enter reference manually
To search DIT
Library first click on
the ‘Collect’ tab and
select ‘Online
When you enter this area for the first
time you’ll need to customise the list by
clicking “Select Favourites”.
From the list on the left,
Find and select “DIT
Library” and click “Copy
to Favourites”
Now, you can
choose “DIT
Library” from the
drop down list. Then
click “Connect”
Carry out your search as normal…
First, check the
references you want to
Then, select which of your
reference groups to add
the references to
These references are
now saved to EndNote
Searching a database
with a direct link to
EndNote Web
1: ScienceDirect
Carry out your search as normal
Check the references you wish to save
then click on “Export citations”
There is no need to change anything here,
Just click the “Export” button
You should now get this message
Searching a database
with a direct link to
EndNote Web
2: ISI Web of Knowledge
Carry out your search as normal
As before, check the article you’re interested in.
Then click the “EndNote Web” button.
You’ll be informed that
the records are being
transferred to your
EndNote Web library.
Sometimes it will be necessary to enter the
references manually…
If this is the case click on ‘Collect’ then ‘New Reference’…
From the drop down list
Select the appropriate
reference type
As you come out of
each field the details
are saved
Just clicking in a field will
open it for text editing
MS Word
To enter a reference,
first select the
EndNote Web tab
Select “Find Citations”
Enter a search term for the reference you seek and hit
If you are unsure of spelling, a search for the letter “a”
will probably bring back all your references
When you find the correct reference click “insert”
This will:
1: Enter the reference in brackets at the point where the cursor is located
2: Begin constructing a bibliography at the end of the document
If you’d like to have a title for
the bibliography click on the
bibliography preferences
Click on the “Layout” tab
Type your preferred title in
The “Bibliography title”
Choose the appropriate referencing style from
the “Style” drop down list.
Once you have decided which style you need to
use you shouldn’t really need to change this
Click the “Preferences” button
then the “Application” tab.
It is useful to enter your email
and password and check the
box to remember it.
Otherwise you get asked
constantly to enter these
Similarly it is useful to have
EndNote Web open in the
background when you are
using it in MS Word.
The internet browser toolbar (Internet
Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) …
The first button is just a
bookmark which will bring you
to the EndNote Web page
The second button is useful if
you find something while
browsing on the internet
When you find something of
interest, click the “Capture”
If you get an error
message like the one
above you’ll need to go
into ‘tools’ and turn off your
‘pop-up blocker’.
You will then get a template
where you can enter the
relevant details and save to
your EndNote Web account
Alternatively use the
‘Capture Reference’
button from your
If you are having any problems with EndNote Web
or you wish to arrange some instruction please
contact the library at Bolton Street at:
Phone: 01 402 3681
Email: [email protected]
Or simply drop in.

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