Getting started with EndNote Web

  • EndNote Web allows you to create a personal 'library' of references which you can access from wherever you are. It is a free service, you just need to create an account and then activate 'roaming access'.

    Creating your account

    1. Go to  EndNote Web
    2. On the EndNote Web home page, click on the ‘Register’ box right of screen and enter your email address to start the registration process. You can use your Brookes email or a personal email address.
    3. Next choose a password for your EndNote Web account.
    4. You will be sent an activation email to the address you have provided. Note that if you are using Google Mail, you may see a warning message saying that the activation email looks suspicious. This is due to the settings of Google Mail and is nothing to worry about. Just click on the link in the activation email to activate your EndNote Web account.  
    5. When logging in to EndNote Web in the future your login details will be the email address and password you set during this registration process. Note that it is possible to change both your password and email address if necessary. To do this, log in to your EndNote Web account and select 'Options' from the top tab, then choose 'Password' or 'E-mail Address', as appropriate.
    6. If you use the Web of Science database and have already set up a personal account with this, then an EndNote Web account will also have been created for you automatically. Your login details will be the same for both accounts – your email address and a chosen password.

    Activating roaming access

    EndNote Web is freely available, but Brookes users can get an enhanced version which includes the Brookes Harvard referencing style and many others. To access the enhanced version you need to check our guide to Using the Brookes Harvard referencing style with EndNote Web ("roaming access")

    EndNote Web system requirements and compatibility

    Check the EndNote Web support pages for details of which web browsers and word processing packages EndNote Web is compatible with. You may also want to check our tips for using EndNote on a Mac

    Using EndNote Web when you leave Brookes

    Anyone can create an EndNote Web account. You can still use EndNote Web after you leave Brookes but you will need to change the email address details if you used your Brookes email when you registered. Log in to your EndNote Web account and select 'Options' from the top tab, then choose 'E-mail Address'. Note that when you have left Brookes you will not have access to as many referencing styles in EndNote Web, including the Brookes Harvard style. 

    Further help

    See our guide to EndNote Web ( Word or PDF)