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EndNote serves as a database which allows you to manage your references, full texts, abstracts, images, graphics, and tables as well as create keywords and personal notes. It is available as a desktop version as well as a supplemental web version, EndNote Basic or Endnote online, with limited functions that can be used independently and free of charge.

Versions and cost

EndNote full version 

EndNote Basic version

  • Online version only, limited storage and functions
  • Free for everyone (registration required)

EndNote online with Web of Science for TU members

  • Online version, more functions available than in EndNote basic version
  • Free of charge
  • Information for TU members setting up an EndNote web account for the first time: Please use a computer on the TU Berlin campus or connect via VPN or Shibboleth. You will receive a token enabling roaming access for 12 months. After this expires, you must log in again to renew your access using an authorized session (on campus or via VPN or Shibboleth).
  • To set up an account, simply enter a valid email address and fill out the online registration form.
  • Please note: the free use of the expanded online version of EndNote is dependent on the paid subscription to the "Web of Science" database by the TU University Library. This expires at the end of 2024. After that, the use of this expanded variant is no longer possible free of charge.

 Comparison of functions in individual versions


  • EndNote is considered the international leader among reference management programs. The program features over 2,800 pre-defined connection files and over 600 import filters for numerous databases and catalogs, allowing you to download search results directly.
  • It is also possible to automatically download full-texts.
  • The single-user license allows you to create and filter an unlimited number of databases as well as change your display settings. With over 5,000 citation styles, you can adapt your citation to the requirements of a journal or professional association at the click of a button.
  • Creating and amending bibliographies for Word and other rtf-capable word processing programs, including Apple Pages 09 and OpenOffice Writer 3, is extremely simple. You can also create your own style.
  • You can save PDF files or graphics as a link or locally.
  • You can create a terms list to assign keywords using your own criteria as well as edit several items at once.
  • Data can be synced between the desktop and web version. The web version has limited storage. However you are able to grant others access to your data.
  • Language: English

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