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EndNote Web: Alternatives to EndNote Web

The basics of using EndNote Web to manage and save citations and references.

Style Guides in the Library

These are the most common styles used at SCSU. Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.

Do you need EndNote Web?

EndNote Web provides the ability to save and organize citations as well as format them. If you don't need long term storage of citations, if you don't think you'll reuse them, or if you just need a quick formatted citation in a major style, you might want to try one of these other options.

Many databases provide citations formatting in MLA and APA. Look for buttons and links that say something like, "Cite Now" or "How to Cite". Some databases will have a citation at the bottom of the page. For example, in EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Premier, the citations are linked under Tools to the right of the article and labeled 'Cite'.

Warning: Always double check automated formatting against the rules and examples provided in style manuals and guides. Be especially careful of capitalization, proper names, and dates.

You can also try these services:

Free Account-based services

If you do want to save your citations, you might want to try one of these free services:

Personal accounts

You can also get a personal subscription to Refworks or NoodleTools, or a personal copy of the EndNote software, which includes EndNote Web.

Useful Websites

Subject Specific Style Guides

Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.