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Getting Started

Where to get it:

How to start using it:

See the EndNote Basic handout below.

Once you've set up your account, EndNote Basic can be accessed two ways.

1. Via

2. From within the Web of Science database. Click "Products" in the type right corner, select "EndNote" from the dropdown box, and log in with the username/password that you created.

Note: If you are trying to access EndNote via the Web of Science database and it is not loading your records properly, try logging out and using the option instead.

Importing references from Google Scholar

You can save references directly from your browser into EndNote Basic through the Capture Reference bookmarklet. The Downloads tab in the EndNote Basic page gives full details.

Capture Reference

The Capture Reference bookmarklet scans the bibliographic information presented on a Web page and create a reference that you can save to a new or existing group. If no group is specified, the reference is saved to Unfiled.

For the Capture buttons to work best, you must be in a Capture compatible resource and at the individual item level (not in a list of citations). List of Capture Compatible Sources

For use in Google Scholar:

  • Go to Settings in Google Scholar
  • In the Search Results tab, scroll down to Bibliography Manager and select "Show links to import citations into."
  • Select Endnote from the drop-down menu.

Importing references from Worldcat Discovery

We've had many questions about importing from the Boise State University only Catalog. It is possible, but has a few quirks.

  • Once you have found the items you want with your search, you will need to check the box on the left side of the screen for the items you want to export (You can also use the "Select Page" or "Select All" checkboxes at the top/bottom of each page.
  • Next, click the "Export" button at the top/bottom of the page, select "EndNote Citation" and then the "Click to Export" button.
  • You will then get a webpage with text records for the items you selected. You will need to go to "File" and select "Save As." Be sure to save it as a text file (.txt).
  • Then, you will need to navigate to the "Collect" tab in your EndNote Basic account and select "Import References".
  • Choose the file you saved from the catalog. Then select "EndNote Import" for your filter and tell it where in your library to save them.

Cite While You Write

Cite While You Write is an add-in for Microsoft Word. It is available for Windows and Mac and can be downloaded in EndNote Web under the Download tab. You will first need to make an Endnote Web account and login to access the Download tab.

Once you install the Cite While You Write plug-in, it will appear when you open Microsoft Word.  

Using Cite While you Write, you can instantly insert references and format citations and bibliographies while you write your papers in Word. 

To Access Cite While You Write in Endnote Web :

  1. Log on to EndNote Web
  2. In your Word document, put your cursor where you want the the citation to be
  3. Click the Endnote Web tab on the toolbar. If the toolbar is not there, make sure you have first installed the  “Cite While You Write” add-on from EndNote Web.
  4. Type a word to search your EndNote Web references.
  5. Choose the desired citation(s) and click on the Insert button.