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What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management package which can help you collect, organise and format references.

You can use it to

  • Create a library of references imported directly from the library catalogue and other databases               
  • Create instant bibliographies
  • Add citations to your word-processed document and create a bibliography in the referencing style you require (Harvard, Chicago, MHRA, APA, Vancouver etc.)

There are two versions of EndNote available, EndNote X8 known as EndNote Desktop and a smaller online version of the package called EndNote Online. EndNote Desktop is installed on university computers for use by staff and students at the University of Brighton. EndNote Online is free and can be accessed on any computer, both on and off campus.

Registering for EndNote Online

EndNote Online accounts are freely available to everyone but as a member of the University of Brighton you are entitled to an enhanced account which allows you access to more storage space and referencing styles.

In order to access the enhanced UoB account you must register in either of the following ways:

On campus

  • Sign up for an account. The email address does not have to be a university one. If you would like to continue using your account after you leave the university register with a personal account. Alternatively you can sign up via Facebook or LinkedIn

Off campus

  • Click on the sign-in link at the top of the page and on the next screen click on Register. (If you have already registered for Web Of Knowledge then you can use the same login to access Endnote online).
  • Register for an account by supplying an email address (this doesn't have to be your university email) and password.


  • Once registered click on the EndNote tab at the top of the page to access EndNote online.
  • Any time after registering you can access Endnote online from any computer by going direct to the EndNote website.


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