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EndNote Research Guide: Bibliographic Citations Tools

This guide provides information on citing sources and managing references with EndNote.


EndNote helps you collect and organize data for citations in 'libraries' for the books, articles, and other resources that you use in your research.  EndNote libraries can be stored on your computer's hard drive or other media so that they are always with you (no need to log-in to an internet server).  You can import/export to EndNote the citation data found in many library databases and online catalogs, using direct import thus saving time and effort. 

EndNote's 'Cite While You Write'  (CWYW) feature allows you to easily format your references in a variety of manuscript styles (e.g. APA, MLA, and more) and insert them in your paper as you write.

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Which version of EndNote is right for me?

Bentley Library offers the following most recent versions EndNote products for current students, faculty, and staff:

  • EndNote Online (through Web of Science)
    • Basic Version of EndNote.
    • Recommended for anyone who wants to try out a citation manager.
    • Students who are working on a semester-long project for a class. 
    • Recommended for all users who want to share their libraries and collaborate with other EndNote users (whether other Bentley users or colleagues at other institutions).
  • EndNote 21
    • Full Version of EndNote.
    • Recommended for faculty, staff, and students working on long-term research projects.
    • Can be used in conjunction with EndNote Online to take advantage of sharing capabilities. 


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