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Referencing guide at the University of Manchester: EndNote online

Issue accessing University of Manchester custom styles

EndNote Online: I can no longer see University of Manchester custom styles.

If you can no longer see Harvard Manchester, MHRA (Footnote) Manchester or other specific University of Manchester styles with EndNote Online it maybe because your Subscription has lapsed.

To check your subscription login to EndNote Online and select 'Options > 'Subscription'

Endnote Online screenshot

You should see account information for Web of Science

To reactivate a lapsed account please use the resolver link below in a Private or Incognito browser window using Ctrl-Shift-N (Windows) or Command-Shift-N (macOS) and sign in again this will renew you Web of Science roaming account and you will be able to use the custom styles again.

What is EndNote online?

The University's EndNote site license also includes access to EndNote online. It has less functionality than the desktop product, but it's free and web-based, so you can access your records from anywhere with an internet connection.

It is available to all University of Manchester students, faculty and staff and is accessible wherever there is Internet access.

  • EndNote online can be used to store and organise your references.
  • EndNote online holds a maximum of 50,000 records, but records can easily be transferred between your EndNote library on a PC/laptop and EndNote online.
  • Undergraduates will find it easy to get started with EndNote online, and a reference list for an essay or project can be generated with minimal training.

Plug-ins for EndNote online - Windows

Cite While you Write

In order to use the Cite While you Write function of EndNote online to insert citations and create a bibliography in Word you will need to install the Cite While you Write Plug-in. (If you are using a University pc cluster the plug-in is already installed)

The plug-in allows you to find and place citations from EndNote online directly into your word document eg. dissertation, coursework, project proposal.

Full instructions on installing the plug-in can be found HERE.

Capture reference tool

To automatically import references into your  EndNote library, you can use the Capture Reference button as well as EndNote Capture toolbars for Internet Explorer™ (Windows™ only) or Firefox™ (Windows or Macintosh™).

To install the Capture tool, just drag the Capture Reference button to your Bookmarks bar (also known as "Favorites Bar" or "Bookmarks Toolbar"). In some browsers, you may need to right-click and select "Add to Favorites" or "Bookmark This Link."
To use it, browse to a page you like and click the Capture Reference button in the Bookmarks bar. The Capture Reference window will open. Follow the instructions in the window.

How do I get an EndNote online account?

In order to use EndNote online off campus, you must first register and login whilst using a computer connected to the University network.

Register for EndNote online with your university email address by going directly to the EndNote website or going to ISI Web of Knowledge database and clicking on the EndNote link in the menu bar. By registering via Web of Knowledge you will have access to a wider range of features which you can view on the Endnote website.

Once you have registered you can access EndNote online directly or via the ISI Web of Science database.

Please Note: To keep your EndNote online account active, you must login to it from a campus PC or you must log in to your Web of Knowledge account from off-campus at least once every 12 months.

Please DO NOT use your University Password for signing up to third party resources.

Cite While You Write (CWYW) plug-in on a Mac

To download and install the Cite While You WriteTM plug-in to use with Word:

  1. Make sure you are logged onto EndNote (http://www.myendnoteweb.comin a Web browser, and then click the Download Installers link at the bottom of any page.
  2. Click the Download Macintosh link to download the Cite While You Write installation disk image.
  3. Make sure no applications are running.
  4. Double-click the Cite While You Write.dmg file.
  5. Double-click the Install Cite While You Write text.
  6. Click Open if asked "Are you sure you want to open it?".
  7. Select the Standard Installation.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Done.


To uninstall EndNote online:

  1. Go to Applications > EndNote online and double-click on the ENWeb_installer file.
  2. Select 'Un-Install' and click Next.
  3. Drag the EndNote online application folder to Trash when the uninstall completes.

My Learning Essentials

EndNote online: a beginner's guide

This resource explores some of the key features of EndNote online, which you can use to help you to manage your references and insert citations directly into your work. It includes video demonstrations that show you how to collect, organise and format your references.

View all our referencing workshops and online resources via: Specialist Library Support

EndNote online tips

How to export a reference from Library Search to Endnote online?

Go to the Library homepage

  • Type a keyword in the Library Search box on the left hand side and click Search.
  • Click on the title of an article from your list of results
  • On the right hand side access the Send to menu and select EndNote Web
  • If you are logged into Endnote Web then the reference from Library Search should be automatically added to your reference library.

Transferring references between EndNote desktop and EndNote online

Transferring references from EndNote to EndNote desktop

  • In EndNote desktop click on the Sync icon  .
  • At the logon prompt use your EndNote online email address and password
  • Your references should now be transferred

Transferring references from EndNote online to Endnote desktop.

  • In EndNote online, select the Format tab and choose Export References
  • Select the group (folder) of references to export
  • Choose Export Style: EndNote Export
  • Click Save and save the file as a .txt file In EndNote desktop, select File > Import > File… and select the .txt file you have downloaded
  • Choose Import Option: EndNote Import
  • Click Import to add the references to your EndNote desktop library

How do I import references from Google Scholar into EndNote online?

Before you carry out a search you need to change the Google Scholar settings by following these instructions.

In Google Scholar:

  • Click on Settings in the menu bar.
  • Scroll down to the Bibliography Manager options
  • Click on Show links to import citations into and change the drop-down option to ‘EndNote’
  • Click Save
  • Carry out a search
  • Click on the Import into EndNote for an article you are interested in.
  • Save the file to your desktop

In EndNote online:

  • Open up EndNote online and sign in.
  • In Endnote online go to Collect and then Import References.
  • Browse for the file you downloaded from Google Scholar
  • The Import option should be "EndNote Import"
  • Choose the folder you want the reference to be stored in and click Import
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