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EndNote Online

This guide introduces and discusses the EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web) online citation management tool.

Intro to EndNote Online

EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web) is an online companion to the popular EndNote citation management system. This free tool gives you the ability to collect references from print and online resources, organize your reference library, format citations so you can insert them into your research, and create bibliographies.

Screenshot of the EndNote Online user interface.

Citation Management

A citation is a way of giving credit to individuals for their creative and intellectual works that you used to support your research. Citations can also be used to help locate particular sources and combat plagiarism. Citations typically include information like the author's name, date, title, journal title, or DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

Wiggins, LaMonica, et. al. "LibGuides: Citation Styles." University of Pittsburgh Lib Guides. (accessed Mar 13, 2017).

There are thousands of ways to cite resources. These citation styles dictate the information required for a citation and how it should be ordered. The style you use will depend on your academic field and the requirements of the professor/journal for which you are writing:


Chart that describes MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.

Accessing EndNote Online

Access EndNote Online here, or follow the instructions below to access EndNote Online via the library homepage.

  1. Visit the UH Libraries homepage at
  2. Type "EndNote" into search box.
  3. Select "EndNote Web" (Database) from the results list.

Creating an Account

To create an EndNote Online account please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit EndNote Online at while on campus (or using the university's VPN). It is only necessary to be on campus or using the VPN when you register your account. Once registered, you will be able to use your account from anywhere. 
  2. Click on "Register."
  3. Complete the registration form (email address, password, first and last name) and click on "Register."
  4. You will receive a confirmation email granting you access to your EndNote Online library.

*Note: Once you have completed the registration process you will be able to login to your account from