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Getting started with EndNote and EndNote Basic
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Off-Campus Access

Most of our indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed off-campus using your ISU Borrower ID and password.  See Set your Library password for more information. 

Distance Learning students: Can't find your ISUCard number? Login to AccessPlus.  Choose ISU IDs in the left sidebar to find your ISUCard number.  Your Borrower ID is the last 11 digits of your ISUCard number. (Problems? Contact  See also our DL Guide



EndNote and EndNote Web* are robust bibliographic management software tools designed to help you collect, organize, and use necessary citations for your writing and research projects.  Both these tools can be integrated with Microsoft Word, so while you are writing within Word, you can easily connect to EndNote or EndNote online/Basic and retrieve necessary citations you've collected and stored there.

  • Getting EndNote:  ISU faculty and students can purchase EndNote from the University Bookstore at a discounted rate.  (You could also buy it online via the EndNote website for roughly $250-$300.)  

    The Library will soon have EndNote software available on specific computers but for training purposes only, not available for permanent or on-demand work.  
  • Getting EndNote Web*:  EndNote Web  (also known as EndNote online) is a free web version of EndNote, available to the ISU community due to the Library's subscription to Web of Science.  Simply visit the EndNote Web website and sign up for a free account using your ISU email address.  
  • Getting EndNote Basic:  Individuals who are not affiliates of Iowa State University, do not have access to Web Knowledge, or do not own the 6 or 7 version of EndNote software package have access to EndNote Basic.  EndNote Is similar to EndNote online with less features.  For more information on the difference between EndNote online and EndNote Basic go to

*EndNote cloud applications are known as EndNote Web, EndNote online or as EndNote Basic (11-2013).  

An important note about EndNote Web, EndNote online and EndNote Basic.

EndNote Web is the old name for EndNote Online.  The library still uses this name because the URL, and much of the documenation still has the name EndNote Web.  

EndNote Web/EndNote online  is a fuller, more robust version of the EndNote cloud application.  All campus members have automatic access to EndNote online  because of the Library's subscription to Thomson Reuters products.  Any individual can create an EndNote Basic account.  To have access to EndNote online  individuals must have a subscription to Thomson Reuters products (Web of Science, Web of Knowledge) through their institution.  For more on the differences between various EndNote products go to  

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