DescriptionFree Research bibliography tool (citation manager)

About EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic (formerly EndNote Web) is a free online Reference Manager. This makes accessing your information easier because it is available to any computer with a web connection. You can also share selected parts of your library with other EndNote users. 

Installation Instructions

  1. Go to the EndNote website at and register for an account with your Swarthmore email address
  2. Sign into the EndNote website
  3. Go to Downloads
  4. To capture websites, add Capture Reference button to your browser bookmarks toolbar
    1. Captures references from web pages
    2. Some databases, such as Google Scholar and PubMed, allow you to capture an entire page of references all at once

  5. To add to Microsoft Word, download Cite While You Write for Windows or Mac
    1. Windows version includes a plug-in for Internet Explorer
  6. Open the installer and follow the Installation Instructions presented

Additional Information

Information about using EndNote Basic, bibliographic styles, and data storage limitations:

EndNote Basic Quick Reference Guide

EndNote online: Basic edition Bibliographic Styles, Import Filters, and Collection

EndNote online: Data limitations