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How to use EndNote Citation Manager

This guide prepares you to use EndNote to save, arrange, and print out references for papers and bibliographies.

Introduction to EndNote

EndNote is a citation manager that can assist you with assembling and formatting bibliographies for research papers.  This tool is a major asset in avoiding committing plagiarism.

Users can collect references through a number of sources and store them in EndNote.  
You can add references in the following ways:
- Manually
- By forwarding information from a database
- By forwarding information through our article finder
- Searching within EndNote and saving search results
After you store references in Endnote, you can create groups, which are folders to organize citations.
These groups are used to:
- Share your groups of references with others
- Use groups to create bibliographies in any type of citation style you need
- Search within EndNote to find a specific saved reference

Accessing Endnote

Access EndNote by logging in at

NOTE:  You will need to register an account the first time you use this product.  Please be aware that you must log in at least once a year from a USNA computer (as opposed to home or off-campus) to retain the full set of options available to our users.

Screenshot of EndNote Web login screen.



Screenshot of EndNote Web's 'All my references' screen.

When you log in, you can select 'My References' to see all the article citations your have in EndNote so far.  You can collect these by entering them manually, searching from EndNote, or finding citations in Nimitz Search or databases and using their citation management options to send article information to your personal account.



Screenshot of an example reference page in EndNote.

Selecting an article will show you the citation information for an article.  EndNote does not store the fulltext content of your article, just the citation/reference, to assist with making and formatting bibliographies.

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Sam Rogers
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