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EndNote Online is an online service that allows you to store, share and organize your citations so that you can access them from any computer. By installing the Microsoft Word plugin, you can access your references and automatically create your bibliography as you write your papers. EndNote online is provided free of charge to UTC students, faculty and staff.

Set up your EndNote online account:

  • Click on EndNote Online.
  • Choose "create an account" and follow screen directions.

The desktop version of EndNote helps you store and organize your research, download new references from library databases, create bibliographies using over 5,000 styles, use your references as you write, share with colleagues, and access and manage your research from anywhere by syncing with your EndNote online account. EndNote is provided free of charge to UTC students, faculty and staff.

  • Your UTC password must be up to date. If you have not changed your password recently, log into MyMocsNet, click on the Services tab, and choose Change Password.
  • Log in to UTK's Software Distribution site. Log in using your UTC ID and password. (NOTE: UTC ID = NETID).
  • Choose Thomson Reuters (EndNote).
  • Choose EndNote X7 Installation Instructions for Windows or Mac. Click "download selected item". Save the PDF. Print or open this file - these are your download and installation instructions.
  • Choose EndNote X7 for Windows or Mac then click "download selected item".
  • You MUST extract the files before installing. (Your EndNote X7 Installation Instructions from step #4 above will help.)
  • Follow the Installation Instructions to complete your EndNote installation.
  • Once EndNote is up and running, click on the Sync button on the toolbar. You can Sign Up for a new online account or link to your existing EndNote online account.
  • How long can I keep my EndNote online account?

    The EndNote online account you set up through the UTC Library subscription is yours as long as you have a current UTC ID (and as long as we have an EndNote subscription for the campus). You will be asked occasionally to log in from campus or through the library website in order to verify that you are still a UTC student, staff or faculty. Once you are no longer an active student, staff or faculty at UTC, your EndNote online account should eventually revert to an EndNote Basic account which offers less storage space for attached files and fewer citation styles. You will also have the option of purchasing an individual subscription to the more robust type of EndNote online account.

  • Should I use one library for all my references, or separate libraries for different projects?

    It's entirely up to you; there's no right or wrong way to organize your files. However, it is usually recommended to have one library to make it easier to create bibliographies in Word. Just remember to back up your files regularly.

  • I already have a long bibliography that I typed in Word. Can I convert it to an EndNote library?

    Unfortunately there's no way to do this automatically. But it's pretty easy to search for each article or book title using the Library Search Box and then use the Cite/Export link to export each reference to EndNote. For help and more information about how to do this, use the Ask a Librarian chat box this page.

  • How do I download search results from my favorite database into EndNote?

    Every database works a little differently. In general, you'll need to either use the database's direct export function, or save your search results to a text file and import it using the import filter for that database. The import filter includes the directions on how to import results into Endnote. There are step-by-step instructions for most UTC databases on this page.

  • How do I use EndNote to put a citation in a footnote in MS Word?

    Use Word commands to Insert the footnote then click on the EndNote menu and insert your citation.

  • How do I add page numbers to an in-text citation?

    Right-click the formatted citation and choose "Edit Citation" from the menu. Fill in the page numbers (including spaces and punctuation) in the "Pages" field, click OK, then reformat your bibliography.

  • How do I change the line spacing in my bibliography?

    In Word for Windows, bring up the EndNote menu. Click on the small arrow in the lower right corner of the Bibliography section of the EndNote menu. This will display the Configure Bibliography menu. Choose the Layout tab to change the line spacing.

    In Word for Mac, choose Tools, EndNote, Configure Bibliography. Change the line spacing on the Layout tab.

  • How do I make changes to a citation style and save it so that Endnote doesn't overwrite my changes?

    You will need to modify the output style for that particular citation style:

    - From EndNote, choose Edit – Output Styles – Open Style Manager.
    - Highlight the style you want to edit and click the Edit button.
    - Click on any of the choices in the menu on the left (edit options will appear on the right) and make your changes.
    - Click File – Save As and name your file.

    Note: Be careful not to save the file as the original file name or you will overwrite the output style.

Exporting from Databases to EndNote

EndNote Online