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EndNote: EndNote Basic

EndNote guide for CDU Health Sciences Library

Cite While You Write Plug-in

Cite While you Write allows EndNote users to import in-text citations into their Word documents. It also allows users to automate the creation of a Bibliography at the end of their papers.

EndNote Basic offers two plug-ins, which you may install.

  1. Windows Version (with Internet Explorer Plug-in)
  2. Macintosh Version

For more information and step-by-step instructions about installing these plug-ins, please click here. (Windows/Internet Explorer)

Also, make sure to check the System Requirements before you begin installation.

Creating an EndNote Basic Account

EndNote Basic

The CDU Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer EndNote Basic to registered students and faculty members. If you haven't used EndNote Basic before, you must sign up first. Then, you can access from anywhere by using your username and password.

If EndNote Basic does not meet your needs, students and faculty can have the regular version of EndNote X7 installed by contacting the Library and scheduling an appointment. 

EndNote v. EndNote Basic

EndNote X9 (i.e. the "regular" or "desktop" version) of EndNote and EndNote Basic (a "cloud" or "web-based" version) are both excellent products for managing your citations while you do research for your papers.

The choice is up to you regarding which version of EndNote you would like to use (or you can use both), but here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • EndNote X9 is much more suited for students, faculty, and researchers who write extensively and regularly. It has numerous options available for managing and storing your references. If you are a CDU student or faculty member, you can have EndNote X9 installed  by bringing your laptop to the library.
  • EndNote Basic is better suited for students who are only interested in writing and managing references for a short period of time. It does not have all of the options of EndNote X9, but is still an excellent product for managing your work.