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InfoGuides | Pepperdine Libraries

Citation Management Software: EndNote Web

RefWorks is going away but there are other options and we will help you transition from RefWorks to the best Citation Management System for you.



Main Features

EndNote Web is a FREE citation management system designed to make it easier for you to save, upload, and organize your citations.

EndNote Web stores your citations on a web-based cloud server allowing you to access your citations conveniently. This storage caps out at 2GB or approximately 50,000 reference entries.

EnNote Web allows its users to import references by uploading RIS files obtained from other citation managers such as RefWorks. Users can also upload directly from a variety of online databases.

EndNote Web is compatible with Microsoft Word and Mac Pages and has Write  Cite features available.

The EndNote Web interface is also easy to use and navigate with features available to search through online databases for citations, create manual references, create a formatted bibliography, create groups with other EndNote users and share citations, and many more features.

How To Set-Up an account 

  1. Go to
  2. If you already have an account you can sign in.
  3. If you need to create an account then click on the "Register" button.
  4. Fill out the required information.
  5. You also have the option to sign in using your Facebook or LinkedIn account.

How To use this CMS


Depending on the amount of information, some of these section may need there own box 

Importing Citations to Endnote

Note: These instructions are for the import process using the EndNote (Basic) Web application

1. Sign into EndNote Web.

2. Hover over ‘Collect’ in the top menu bar and select ‘Import References’.


3. Select ‘Choose File’

4. Locate and select your RefWorks export file (steps detailed above) and click ‘Upload’. 

Note: If using EndNote Web, export your RefWorks library as a .ris file. EndNote Web does not support .bib file formats.


5. From the "Import Options" dropdown, select Refman RIS.


6. From the ‘To’ dropdown, you can select where you want your files to end up. You can choose to create a new group, select an existing group to the citations to, or leave the citations unfiled and organize them later. 


7. Select ‘Import’.


8. If your import was successful, you should see the number of references imported and where the references are now located.