When you search for articles and books in various research databases (such as, EBSCOhost databases, ProQuest databases, SAGE, Kean Catalog, and so on), look for the Export option, which will typically be found near the Email and Save options.
Some databases will provide a "direct export" option, which will enable you to click and send the citation information (reference) directly into your EndNote Online account in a single step. Other databases will require a two-step process, in which you export the reference out of the database (typically by saving an RIS file to your computer) and then import the reference into your EndNote Online account.
If you need help with the export/import process for a particular database, please click the database name in the EndNote Online Handouts box on the left-hand side of this screen.
If you have any books, print journals articles, or other types of resources on hand, you may manually type reference information for such resources into your EndNote Online acccount. Simply follow these steps:
EndNote Online enables you to keep your citation records (references) organized in different groups for various classes, research papers, and projects. These "groups" serve the same purpose as "folders." Once you have registered for your own EndNote Online account, use the following steps to create your groups:
When you return to the My References section of your EndNote Online account, you should now see your new group listed along the left-hand side of the screen under the heading "All My References" (below the "My Groups" subheading).
Now you are ready to start exporting article and book citation records (references) from databases into your EndNote Online account (see Export Citations steps below and in handouts listed to the left). You will be able to store these references in the groups you've created.
Once you've exported citations into your EndNote Online account, be sure to keep your references organized into Groups. (See Create Groups for Storing Your Sources box above.) Simply follow these steps:
If you are collaborating on projects with other people who also have EndNote Online accounts, you may share access to your groups. Simply follow these steps to share a group:
On occasion, a reference exported from a database may contain some errors. For instance, watch for the following common problems:
It is recommended that you edit such problems in your EndNote Online account, so the same problems will not occur again and again every time you create a bibliography using the EndNote Online Format option. Follow these steps to edit a reference in your EndNote Online account:
You may create bibliographies, References, or Works Cited lists with the references you've exported or entered into your EndNote Online account. Simply follow these steps:
Please note: this bibliography may not be perfectly formatted. It is very important that you proofread the bibliography and correct any problems. Refer to the Consult Citation Style Resources section of this guide for help with citation style rules. Look out for the following common problems:
See the Edit Your References section below for instructions on how you may fix problems in the references stored in your EndNote Online account.
If you have downloaded the free EndNote Online Plug-in onto your personal computer or laptop, you should be able to use Cite While You Write to insert in-text citations from your EndNote account into a Word document. At the same time, you will begin building your bibliography, References, or Works Cited list. (Please go back to the Set Up Your EndNote Online Account section for instructions on how to download Cite While You Write.)
If Cite While You Write downloaded successfully onto your computer or laptop, an EndNote toolbar should now be visible at the top of a Microsoft Word document. To use Cite While You Write, follow these steps: