What is EndNote online (Web)
EndNote online (web) is reference management software designed to make your academic life a little easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, helping you organise your lists of references and create bibliographies. It allows you to :
- Find and import references downloaded from library catalogues and databases directly into your own personal EndNote online (web) library
- Store, organise and search for references in your EndNote online (web) library
- Add citations to your word-processed document and create your bibliography in a number of citation styles
Why use EndNote online (web)?
- You need to provide accurate references to all the sources you use to avoid plagiarism - EndNote online (web) makes this easier!
- Using EndNote online (web) ensures you cite your references in the correct style for your Department or purpose
- It's free to use and you can continue to use the basic version when you leave Strathclyde.
How can I find out more?
Sign up to an EndNote online (web) course.
If you choose to use EndNote for future assignments ensure you do the following:
- Understand how to reference properly using Cite Them Right for guidance.
- Decide on a referencing style. Be guided by your department and see the Referencing styles tab.
- Attend an EndNote online (web) course
- Read the EndNote online - Quick reference guide, from Clarivate Analytics.
- Ask for help if you need it firstname.lastname@example.org
Why you should reference
- To avoid plagiarism - this is when you use someone's ideas or work without acknowledgment
- To show the authority on which you base your arguments
- To show how widely you have read
- To enable others to find your sources
When should you reference?
You should include a reference every time you quote, paraphrase (i.e. write someone's information in your own words), summarise or gain ideas from another person's work.
You should include a reference no matter what format the work takes (e.g. web page, journal article, email or diagram).
Want to know more? Attend a Referencing in your writing course.
This guide has been adapted with kind permission, from the Newcastle University EndNote Libguide.