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Citation Management Tools

This guide will help you get started with managing the information you find online, organizing your citations and writing your research paper.

What is EndNote?

EndNoteWeb is a web-based service for managing and citing references in papers and creating bibliographies. It can be used in conjunction with EndNote and the ISI Web of KnowledgeSM  research platform. Please note that access to EndNoteWeb is only available to University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students. 

How To Use

Quick Reference Card created by Thomas Reuters, the company that owns EndNote, provides a guide on how to use it.

These steps may vary slightly depending upon which version you’re using but to configure EndNote to work with the UMD Libraries’ OpenURL link resolver (“Get it @ UMD”):

1. Go to Edit > Preferences > Find Full Text
2. Check Enable OpenURL
3. For OpenURL Path and enter: 
4. For Authenticate with enter:
5. Click OK

Sign Up For an Account - Student/Faculty/Staff

If you are on campus, go directly to and complete the registration process.

If you are off-campus

  1. Go to
  2. Click Databases tab.
  3. Type in Web of Science in the search box named "by database name"
  4. Click on Web of Science link
  5. Click on the My EndNote Web link at the very top of the page
  6. Click Register link, and follow the instructions. You can use any email address to register but it works better and faster if you use your e-mail.

You will receive a registration email with your login information. Save this! Once you are registered, you can go directly to the EndNote Web page ( anytime and from anywhere.

Once a year, you must log in from campus or through Database Finder>Web of Science>My EndNote Web link, to prove that you are still associated with the UMD university.

Sign Up For an Account - Alumni

Thomson Reuters, the providers of EndNote Web, require that all users of campus subscriptions log on from an on-campus computer every 12 months.

If you cannot come to campus, you may wish to investigate a personal copy of the EndNote software, or the free online services listed on Other citation managers tab in this guide.

EndNote DESKTOP Video Tutorials

More videos are avilable at Thomson Reuters web site.

Access their training calendar for free live online training sessions (scroll down the page to view a day of interest).

Access to EndNote after leaving UMD

EndNote Web has a roaming profile feature that allows users to log into EndNote Web from a computer that does not have an authenticated session. Roaming is available if you have EndNote Web through an institutional subscription and does not apply if you have EndNote Web from an EndNote purchase. You can roam for twelve months before you need to log in with an authenticated session.

Once users are no longer affiliated with UMD, roaming access for EndNote Web accounts will be valid for 12 months from the date the user last logged into EndNote Web from an authenticated IP address. You can check the roaming status from the Account information option under individual EndNote Web accounts. More information about EndNote Web roaming access:

Once the roaming period is over users will receive a message "Your roaming access has expired" when they sign into EndNote Web.  At this point users lose access to all content files (Output style, Import filter and Connection file) available on their EndNote Web account. However they will still be able to access references, groups created by them and shared among them when the roaming has expired.

It is recommended that users change their UMD email address sign-in to a personal email address before moving to another institution. To change the email address, access your EndNote Web account, click on Options>>E-Mail Address.

If users move to another institution with access to Web of Knowledge, please contact Endnote technical support so they can associate the existing EndNote Web account to the new institution.