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Managing your references: EndNote and EndNote Online

Transfer with EndNote

You can easily transfer references between your EndNote library and your EndNote Online library using Transfer with EndNote. With EndNote X5 onwards, file attachments can also be transferred.

Citations and bibliographies

Cite references and create bibliographies in MS Word and Open Office documents with Cite While You Write.

There are instructions on how to install and use Cite While You Write in the Getting Started Guide.


Share references in EndNote online

Share references with your colleagues by creating groups in EndNote online.

You can allow some group members to edit references in the group library, but give others read only access.

Note that an EndNote online account is required to access an EndNote online group.

EndNote iPad App

An EndNote app for the iPad is available. It can be purchased and downloaded through Apple's iTunes store.

How does it work?

EndNote is desktop software. The most recent version is EndNote X9. The University has a subscription to EndNote which means you can install EndNote for free on to a University-owned computer (for instance, a desktop in your department) or a personal device. EndNote is also installed on some library computers. 

To install EndNote on a University-owned computer, ask your local IT help for advice. To install EndNote on a personal device, please find instructions and versions for Windows and Mac on IT Services' website.

EndNote Online (previously EndNote Web) is web-based software and can be used to transport your EndNote library, but is also available to all Oxford University members through the university's subscription. A computer with EndNote installed is not required to use EndNote online.

EndNote Online registration / log in page

Collecting references

Both EndNote and EndNote online

Direct Export

  • some online databases
  • Google Scholar

Indirect Export

From online databases and other reference management software

Import files saved as End or RIS files.


EndNote Only

Indirect Export

EndNote can import files saved in BibTex and plain text format as well as End and RIS.


  • from PDF documents of full text articles
  • single document or whole folder of documents

EndNote online Only

Direct Export

  • SOLO
    • save to favourites
    • push to EndNote


  • from webpages using a Firefox extension

Quick start guide from the Bodleian Libraries

Need help with EndNote or EndNote online?