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Climate Science and Policy - MAS Program: EndNote (Web) with Mendeley & Zotero Links

This guide is for graduate students in the Climate Science and Policy master's degree program.

Comparing EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero

Use the Library's How to Cite - Citation Software - Compare & Choose guide to select one of the top 4 citation management tools (EndNote desktop, EndNote web, Mendeley, or Zotero) to use for organizing your references.

Accessing EndNote Online

The EndNote desktop program is currently one of the most popular citation management programs at UC San Diego.  EndNote has a web version that is available freely, with a slightly upgraded version also available at no cost to UC, due to our site license for Web of Science.  EndNote online can be used alone or as a compliment to desktop EndNote X7 - EndNote 21, or higher.

 Accessing EndNote (web version)

The easiest way to access it is to go directly to the EndNote website using the URL:  

Use the Register button, on the right side of the screen to sign up for an account, while you are on campus, or via virtual private network (VPN) connection from off campus, so you are recognized as a UCSD student, faculty, or staff.

The Chrome & Firefox browsers work best for all EndNote features.


Brief Introduction to EndNote Online

There are several ways to get references into EndNote, below are the 4 main methods:

1.   Type references in using the New Reference template (very time consuming and prone to errors).

2.   Direct export is available from some databases, including Web of Science, BIOSIS, and Zoological Record.  This enables the saving of records directly into EndNote rather than having to save to a file on the desktop and then importing.  It saves a few clicks.

3.   Online Search feature to search article databases or library catalogs from within EndNote.  The online search feature works for a few databases, mainly library catalogs, and is great for quick searches for known items, i.e., author(s), book title in the library’s catalog

4.   Search for your desired references in an article database, such as Earth, ASFA, EconLit, or even Google Scholar, then Download selected references to your computer and Import them into EndNote.

Which of the above is best to use?

·       For a complex or comprehensive search, options 2 or 4 are the preferred ones because they are more powerful and accurate in retrieving citations.  

·       Once you have collected citations, EndNote can help you easily insert a citation in the text of your document and also put it in the correct format based on the citation style you select.   


EndNote Online Guides