EndNote Basic Citation Manager

What is EndNote Basic?

EndNote Basic is a Web-based bibliography manager that allows users to create their own personal database of citations by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

What is the Difference between the Web and Client Versions?

The Libraries pay for EndNote Basic access for the campus, while students and faculty must purchase copies of the client software if they wish to install it on their own computer. Client software for Windows or Mac computers can be purchased at an academic discount from the University of Arkansas Campus Computer Store.

Beyond cost, the main advantage of EndNote Basic is the ability to access your citations from anywhere. However, the EndNote client offers unlimited storage and more functionality than the Web version.

Since the University Libraries support both RefWorks and EndNote Basic, we recommend that you try those programs first. If you are an EndNote client user who needs help with custom connection filters for University of Arkansas subscription databases, please contact the Web Services Librarian. We also have client connection file information for the library catalog available.

How can I get an EndNote Basic Account?

First-Time Users: First-time users will need to create an EndNote Basic account with a personal login and password.

  1. On campus / Library VPN users: navigate to http://www.myendnoteweb.com

  2. Follow the online registration
  3. You will have to use your UARK e-mail to register but may choose a different password.

What is Cite While You Write?

Cite While you Write is a plugin for Microsoft Word that allows you to insert citations into your paper with the click of a button. Cite While You Write is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems.
More info on Windows requirements.
More info on Mac requirements.

To install Cite While you Write:

  1. Login to EndNote Basic
  2. Under the Format tab, click Cite While You Write Plug-In
  3. Select the hyperlink corresponding to your system (Windows/Mac).  Once downloaded, run the installation file.
  4. Open Microsoft Word and verify installation by locating the EndNote Basic tab

More info on Cite While You Write is available in our Research Guide.

How can I Import Citations from Databases into my EndNote Basic Account?

Many of our databases and ejournals can export records into EndNote. We've listed step-by-step instructions below.

Database Filter
EndNote Import
RefMan RIS
RefMan RIS
PubMed (NLM)
RefMan RIS
ABI/INFORM Complete RefMan RIS
ACM Digital Library EndNote Import
AGRICOLA (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library) Agricola (NAL)
AGRICOLA (ProQuest) RefMan RIS
All Ebsco Databases [database name] - Ebsco
All ProQuest Databases RefMan RIS
All Web of Science Databases Direct Export
America History & Life [database name] - Ebsco
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection [database name] - Ebsco
American Chemical Society Journals (ACS) RefMan RIS
American Indian Histories and Cultures EndNote Export
American Institute of Physics (AIP) E-Journals EndNote Import
American Physical Society (APS) E-Journals RefMan RIS
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Library RefMan RIS
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journals RefMan RIS
American State Papers Online RefMan RIS
Anthropological Literature [database name] - Ebsco
Art & Architecture Source [database name] - Ebsco
ArticleFirst [database name] - OCLC
Arts and Humanities Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Direct Export
Artstor RefMan RIS
ASCE Library (American Society of Civil Engineers) RefMan RIS
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts RefMan RIS
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals [database name] - Ebsco
BioOne RefMan RIS
Book Review Digest Retrospective [database name] - Ebsco
Business Market Research Collection RefMan RIS
Business Plans Handbook RefMan RIS
CAB Abstracts (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
Cambridge Companions Online EndNote Import
Cambridge Histories Online EndNote Import
Canadian Newsstream RefMan RIS
Chicago Defender 1910-1975 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) RefMan RIS
CINAHL Complete [database name] - Ebsco
Clase and Periódica [database name] - OCLC
Communication Source with Communication Abstracts [database name] - Ebsco
Compendex RefMan RIS
Congressional Serial Set Online RefMan RIS
Consumer Health Complete [database name] - Ebsco
CQ Researcher RefMan RIS
CQ Weekly RefMan RIS
Credo Reference Credo
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text [database name] - Ebsco
CultureGrams RefMan RIS
Early English Books Online (EEBO) RefMan RIS
Ebook Central RefMan RIS
Ebsco Academic Search Complete [database name] - Ebsco
Ebsco Business Source Complete [database name] - Ebsco
Ebsco eBook Collection [database name] - Ebsco
Ebsco Legal Collection [database name] - Ebsco
Ebsco Searchasaurus [database name] - Ebsco
EconLit (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO): Parts 1 and 2 RefMan RIS
Emerging Sources Citation Index Direct Export
Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science EndNote Import
ERIC (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
ERIC (FirstSearch) [database name] - OCLC
ERIC (ProQuest) RefMan RIS
Ethnic NewsWatch RefMan RIS
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 [database name] - Ebsco
Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text [database name] - Ebsco
Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) [database name] - Ebsco
Gale NewsVault RefMan RIS
Gale Virtual Reference Library RefMan RIS
GeoRef RefMan RIS
GeoScienceWorld (GSW) Reference Manager
Google Scholar EndNote Import
GPO Monthly Catalog [database name] - OCLC
GreenFILE [database name] - Ebsco
Grove Dictionary of Art Online RefMan RIS
Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians RefMan RIS
Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics RefMan RIS
Health Source Nursing Academic [database name] - Ebsco
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) RefMan RIS
Historical Abstracts [database name] - Ebsco
Hospitality and Tourism Complete [database name] - Ebsco
IEEE Xplore (IEEE and IET Library) IEEE
Index Arkansas Innopac
Index Islamicus [database name] - Ebsco
Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text (Law School Access Only) [database name] - Ebsco
International Encyclopedia of Ethics EndNote Import
International Newsstream RefMan RIS
Journals@Ovid (Ovid Nursing Journals) RefMan RIS
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology EndNote Import
Knovel RefMan RIS
LearnTechLib (Formerly EdITLib) EndNote
LegalTrac RefMan RIS
Library & Information Sciences Abstracts (LISA) RefMan RIS
Library and Information Science Source [database name] - Ebsco
Library Catalog (U of A Library Catalog) Innopac
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, (LISTA) [database name] - Ebsco
Literature Online Core (LION Core) RefMan RIS
Literature Resource Center RefMan RIS
Making of Modern Law RefMan RIS
MAS Ultra - School Edition [database name] - Ebsco
MasterFile Premier [database name] - Ebsco
MathSciNet (AMS) EndNote Import
MathSciNet (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
MEDLINE (FirstSearch) [database name] - OCLC
MEDLINE (ProQuest) RefMan RIS
MEDLINE (Web of Knowledge) Direct Export
MEDLINE Complete (Ebsco) [database name] - Ebsco
Mental Measurements Yearbook [database name] - Ebsco
Middle Search Plus [database name] - Ebsco
MLA Directory of Periodicals [database name] - Ebsco
MLA International Bibliography [database name] - Ebsco
Music Periodicals Database (was International Index to Music Periodicals) RefMan RIS
NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) EndNote Import
New York Times 1851 - 2011 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) RefMan RIS
Newspaper Source [database name] - Ebsco
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) RefMan RIS
OAIster: Open Archives Initiative Harvester [database name] - OCLC
Oxford African American Studies Center EndNote Import
Oxford Art Online RefMan RIS
Oxford History of Western Music Online RefMan RIS
Oxford Music Online RefMan RIS
PapersFirst [database name] - OCLC
Philosopher's Index [database name] - Ebsco
PhilPapers EndNote Import
Physical Education Index RefMan RIS
PILOTS Database RefMan RIS
Primary Search [database name] - Ebsco
ProceedingsFirst [database name] - OCLC
Professional Development Collection [database name] - Ebsco
Project MUSE Refman RIS
ProQuest Central RefMan RIS
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global RefMan RIS
ProQuest Entrepreneurship RefMan RIS
ProQuest Environmental Science Collection RefMan RIS
ProQuest History Vault: The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Federal Government Records RefMan RIS
PsycARTICLES [database name] - Ebsco
PsycINFO [database name] - Ebsco
Public Library of Science (PLoS) ProCite RIS
PubMed PubMed NLM
QuickSearch RefMan RIS
Readers' Guide Retrospective [database name] - Ebsco
Reaxys: Beilstein and Gmelin RefMan RIS
Regional Business News [database name] - Ebsco
Religion Index (ATLA) [database name] - Ebsco
RILM: Abstracts of Music Literature [database name] - Ebsco
Science Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Direct Export
ScienceDirect Electronic Journals RefMan RIS
SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts) RefMan RIS
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive RefMan RIS
Social Sciences Citation Index - A Part of Web of Science Direct Export
Social Services Abstracts RefMan RIS
Social Work Abstracts [database name] - Ebsco
Sociological Abstracts RefMan RIS
SPORTDiscus with Full Text [database name] - Ebsco
Teacher Reference Center [database name] - Ebsco
Times Digital Archive, 1785 Onward (Times of London) RefMan RIS
TOPICsearch [database name] - Ebsco
TRID: Transportation Research and International Transport Research Documentation RefMan RIS
US Newsstream RefMan RIS
Vocational and Career Collection [database name] - Ebsco
Web of Science Direct Export
Wiley Online Books EndNote Import
World Shakespeare Bibliography (WSB) World Shakespeare Bibliography
WorldCat Classic [database name] - OCLC
WorldCat.org RefMan RIS
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts RefMan RIS
Zoological Record (Web of Knowledge) Direct Export

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