The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

EndNote Desktop: Home

Import references, organize them, and create in text citations and bibliographies.

Transferring References Between EndNote Desktop and EndNote Web


1. Click the Sync button (in EndNote X7 toolbar) sync

2. Enter your EndNote Web account information then hit "OK"


What is EndNote?

EndNote allows you to import citations from library databases or from Google Scholar. You can then use EndNote with MS Word to automatically create in-text citations and bibliographies in hundreds of different citation styles.  There is currently an IPad version of EndNote - UNCG librarians have not yet used this version.

UNCG provides current students and employees with several versions of EndNote:

1. EndNote X6 is an application installed on library computers and is available on the campus network through Run Advertised Programs.

EndNote X7 is available through Run Advertised Programs and in ITS computer labs

NOTE: Currently the computers in ITS labs have an EndNote tab in Word allow you to use Cite While You Write and those in the library CITI lab do NOT have an EndNote tab inside MS Word.


  • You can import references from most library databases, from the library catalog, and from Google Scholar
  • Your references are stored in an "Endnote Library" file (.enl) that resides on your computer
  • You can attach PDF files to references in your EndNote library
  • You can organize your references into folders within your EndNote library
  • You can customize your EndNote library to display the full names of journals in references imported from PubMed
  • You can use the EndNote tab in MS Word to insert citations from your library, to auto-generate a bibliography, and to switch between citation styles - NOT CURRENTLY ON THE LIBRARY COMPUTERS but should be available in campus labs
  • There is a limit to the number of people allowed to use this application, so you may occasionally be shut out temporarily

2. EndNote Online lets you upload, organize, share, and format citations. You have to create your own EndNote Web account.

NOTE:  The University Libraries currently have a one year subscription to EndNote Online and we anticipate that our current budget  will not allow us to continue this subscription beyond June 2015.  Our current expectation is that EndNote desktop offered in labs and on other university owned computers will continue.  Citations stored in EndNote Online will no longer be available after June 30, 2015.   We are developing alternatives for downloading any citations that you have stored in EndNote Online.  Contact Mary Krautter at with questions


  • You can import references from most library databases and from Google Scholar
  • Your references are stored in your account at
  • You can share your references with other EndNote Web users and allow them to edit your references

EndNote Desktop Access Options

EndNote X7 is installed on log-in computers in campus computer labs

Under the Start button, all programs.  

When you are finished working, you should have an EndNote library file and a .Data folder that is needed to make your EndNote library run.  Make sure that you take them with you!

  • Transfer your references to your EndNote Web account, if you have one
  • Compress your library and the .Data folder (File > Compressed library) and the resulting file can be attached to an email, put on a Flash drive, or into your DropBox account

Subject Guide

Mary Krautter
Email me at or call 336-256-0274