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EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web): Manually Add References

This guide is intended to assist users of EndNote desktop in using the online/web version of the EndNote program.


This 3-minute tutorial will show you how to manually enter references into your EndNote Online library.

Manually Enter Citations

Sometimes you will need to manually enter a citation into EndNote  Online because there is no other way to get it there. This is especially true with items such as artwork, films, blogs, interviews. etc. that are not typically indexed in online databases or catalogs. The steps below show how to manually enter a citation into EndNote Online. Or, you may prefer to watch the tutorial in the box to the left, which covers more specific about how to enter information.

1) Go to your EndNote Online library. Click on the Collect tab and the New Reference link.

2) Next to Reference Type, make sure you specify the type of item you are entering (for this example I chose "Book Section").

3) Continue down the page, entering the citation information you have for the source into the appropriate fields.

4) The record will save as you go, but once you are done, click Save at the top. The reference is saved to your Unfiled list of references. Click the Unfiled link on the left under My References to view the newly-added citation.

Corporate or Institutional Authors

Tip: To force corporate or institutional author entries to format correctly, you must add a comma to the end of the corporation or institution name. For example:

National Center for Health Statistics,

If the corporation or institution has a comma as part of its name, then you can insert two commas. Below is an example of how you would enter it into EndNote Online:

And here is how it would appear in your Word document using APA 6th style:

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