Endnote and Endnote Basic

EndNote is a useful way of keeping track of your reading and creating references and bibliographies for your work. EndNote enables you to record the details of the books, journal articles, and other information you have used for your research, it has both a desktop and online component and can contain an unlimited number of references and unlimited attachments.

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EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is a limited reference management solution (maximum 50,000 references and 2GB of attachments) that is available from any browser and accessed through Web of Science, using your username and password.

Accessing EndNote Basic

  • Login to Web of Science with your username and password - this must be from a PC on the University network or the Glasgow Anywhere Desktop
  • Register for a Web of Science account (if you’ve not done so already)
  • Select EndNote from the Product menu
  • Choose ‘Show Getting Started Guide’ in the top right of the page for information on how to collect references and format your bibliography
  • Some databases the Library subscribes to enable you to search and send references to your EndNote Basic database - this is done using the Export function - see the Help section in the database you are using
  • To use the Cite While You Write feature with Word you will need to install the plug-in, this allows you to view the EndNote toolbar in Word
  • Note: if you don't login to your EndNote basic account from a University IP address for 12 months, your account becomes restricted. From a PC on the University network or the Glasgow Anywhere Desktop, clearing your cache and logging in again should resolve this issue

A video introduction to EndNote Basic 

Alternative reference managers

Users should carry out the recommended due diligence checks and activities before using any third-party software.

The following list of software is not supported by the University although we will endeavour to help if possible.

Log a UofG Helpdesk call if you need support.

Comparison of different reference management software.