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This guide will show you how to get and use EndNote at ACU

EndNote Online

EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web) is the online counterpart to EndNote desktop.

If you are using an EndNote Online account you will need to activate the X8 version from desktop EndNote. Go to Edit > Preferences > Sync > Enable Sync > OK (to update or create your two-year EndNote online account to get the latest features).

Go to to access or sign up for an account.

EndNote App for iPad

The EndNote iPad app enables researchers to access, edit and share their research materials from any location. Download the app from iTunes (charges apply).

 EndNote for iPad Getting Started Guide

EndNote Sync

You can synchronise your EndNote library with the References in your EndNote Online library.

  • EndNote is the desktop version of EndNote
  • EndNote Online is the online version of EndNote desktop.

The Sync process is always initiated from EndNote desktop

The Sync process automatically synchronises both sets of References so you will have identical Groups and References in both EndNote and EndNote Online. Group Sets will not be created in EndNote Online during the Sync process.

This includes all data changes to references (including file attachments). For example, if you add or remove references and/or PDF files in EndNote, then those changes are updated in EndNote Online and vice-versa.

The Sync process includes updates and additions to groups in both libraries. For example, if you create and add references to a new group in EndNote, then you will see this group in EndNote Online the next time you run the Sync process.

Sync Preferences

Sync Preferences allow you to set your preferences so that:

  • You do not have to enter your e-mail address and password each time you synchronize your references between EndNote and EndNote Online
  • You can have EndNote automatically begin the Sync process every 15 minutes (background processing) by selecting the Sync Automatically check box

To access Sync Preferences, go to Edit > select Preferences > choose Sync in the list of preferences.

Further important points about the Sync process are available from the Curtin University EndNote LibGuide.