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EndNote Desktop: X9 & 20: EndNote Online

Created by Health Science Librarians

What are EndNote Online and EndNote Basic?

EndNote is a desktop citation manager software that also has two web versions:

  1. EndNote Basic: This is the free version of EndNote. You can sign up for it through EndNote's website here. EndNote Basic comes with limited features--for example, you will have less storage space than in the full version, and you will not be able to mark up PDFs within the program.
  2. EndNote Online: This is the cloud-based service that comes with the full version of EndNote Desktop. Note that you will need to purchase the full EndNote before you can use it. You will create an account through EndNote Desktop and then sign in at then log in at  For more information on how to purchase EndNote through UNC, visit our page on Purchasing EndNote.

EndNote Online features

EndNote Basic has more limited features than EndNote Online, but you can still:

  • Use on PCs or Macs
  • Format citations in 4,200+ different citation styles
  • Integrate with Word to Cite While You Write
  • Share groups with up to 1,000 EndNote Basic/Online users
  • Save and organize unlimited references
  • Store unlimited sizes of attachments

Using Match

Match is a service that will  help you find the best journal for your article or manuscript. (If you've ever used JANE for the health sciences, this is the same thing, but for a broader set of disciplines). 

To use it:

  1. Enter the title and abstract of your article in the appropriate fields.
  2. If you save the references you used for the article  as a group in your Endnote Online account,  select the group from a dropdown menu below the Title and Abstract fields.
  3. Endnote will then provide you with a list of compatible journals, along with each journal's impact factor and which keywords from your Title/Abstract entries match keywords in the journal.
  4. Clicking the Submit button will take you to the homepage of the relevant journal.

Find the Best Fit Journals for your Manuscript