EndNote is available for Windows, Mac, and Online. EndNote Online is the Web version of EndNote with limited functionality.
Use EndNote Online to:
To use EndNote Online, first sign up if you haven't done so:
EndNote Online has different versions including a free version. For UON staff and students, our site licence allows you to use both EndNote desktop and EndNote online to the full functionality. For details of the desktop and online EndNote, see the EndNote Feature Comparison Chart.
To use your EndNote library on more than one computer (e.g. a PC on campus and a Mac at home) you can synchronise the library via EndNote Online.
Note that although the two synced libraries contain the same references, the unique record number (#) for each reference will not be the same between libraries (EndNote online doesn't use record number).
To sync your EndNote Library:
You can set up your sync preference to automate the sync process.
From the EndNote toolbar, click Edit > Preferences > Sync. Fill in your email address and password. If you tick Sync automatically, your EndNote library will automatically sync every 15 minutes.
Auto Sync may slow down your computer. Untick it will allow you to sync manually.
After Sync, you can view the Sync Status in the group area for information on the last Sync operation including any errors, information on the local and online library, and sync limits.
For more details, watch the following video on synchronising your EndNote library:
To work on a document from multiple computers (e.g. a PC on campus and a Mac at home):
Please note that although the synced libraries contain the same references, the unique record number (#) for each reference will not be the same between libraries (EndNote online doesn't use record number).
See the Sync Your Library tab above for more details on how to sync via EndNote Online between computers.
Users of EndNote 20.2 and later versions can share a library with up to 400 other EndNote users and monitor the status of the shared library with an Activity Feed (top right of the Sync Status page).
To share an EndNote library with others, you and the people you share library with will need:
Sharing is controlled by you from your EndNote desktop. When you share a library with others, you can:
A library can only be shared from EndNote desktop; a group can be shared from either desktop or EndNote online to anyone with or without EndNote desktop.
Please note sharing groups allows sharing of the EndNote desktop/online record data, but does not allow sharing of attachments. However, you can share links to documents stored online, eg on your university SharePoint site.
A shared library can only open in EndNote desktop; a shared group can only open in EndNote online (via EndNote desktop or not)
For more details, watch the following videos about sharing your entire EndNote library or groups: