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Before Syncing with EndNote Online

Make sure to create a BACKUP of your EndNote Library BEFORE you sync your desktop library with EndNote Online.

To create a backup copy:

  • In the EndNote menu, select FILE / SAVE A COPY.
  • In the Window that opens, you can either give it a new name or leave the default EndNote name (which is the original library name with “Copy” added to it).
  • If you check the box that says "Save As Package,"  you will have a compressed file with both the .enl file and the data folder.

Endnote Online

Access to EndNote Online is available when you download the desktop EndNote program and also to Emory users because of our subscription to the Web of Science database..

  • Go to while using a computer on campus.
  • Follow the instructions to create your EndNote Online account. You may use any email address during sign up.
  • Once signed up, you can log in from anywhere in the world, but the initial sign-up must be done from a recognized IP address. 

You can also create an account via Web of Science. Choose the EndNote link at the top right of the screen.

After logging in to EndNote Online, click “Download Installers” at the bottom of the page. Download and install the Cite While You Write installer.

Endnote Online Installers

There are other installers you can use with Endnote Online besides Cite While You Write.

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EndNote Online FAQs

EndNote Online -- AKA EndNote Web -- 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 cite references from your library and automatically create your bibliography as you write.

Get help with EndNote Online.