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EndNote Basic: Useful stuff to know

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Handout -- Contains everything from this guide -- How to use EndNote Basic, especially with Auburn University databases (8 pgs).

Links to miscellaneous (but useful!) topics

Useful Stuff to Know About EndNote Web

  • Duplicates
  • Export References to another Reference Manager
  • Groups
  • Independent Bibliograpnies
  • Journal Abbreviations
  • Search EndNote Web
  • Share References


In EndNote Web, under the Organize tab, click on the Find Duplicates link. This finds potential duplicates. Delete references that are duplicates.

Export References to Another Reference Manager

Click on the Export Reference link under the Format tab in EndNote Web. Choose the format in which to transfer references. Use this feature to move references between EndNote Web and EndNote (if you own a copy).


Groups are simply what EndNote Web calls folders. Use the Manage Groups link in the Organize tab to create Groups and to move references between groups.

Independent Bibliographies

  1. Log on to EndNote Web.
  2. In the Format tab, click on the Bibliography link.
  3. Select a Group from the References pull-down menu.
  4. Select a style from the Bibliographic style pull-down menu. Add new styles by clicking on Select Favorites. Consider using the “Annotated” style because it includes the abstract.
  5. Select HTML, plain text, or rich text format from the File format pull-down menu.
  6. Click on the Print & Save button.

Journal Abbreviations

Some journals require the use of journal abbreviations for references. Make sure that the form of the journal title is in the form (full journal title or abbreviated journal title) required by the reference style you are using. Note: Some databases (e.g., Academic Search Premier) export the full journal title to EndNote Web records while others (e.g., PubMed) export the journal title abbreviation.

Search Endnote Web

In the References tab in EndNote Web, use the Quick Search box in the upper left to find specific references.

Share References

Click on the Manage My Groups under the Organize tab to allow other EndNote Web accounts access to one, or more, of your EndNote Web Groups.