Biomedical Science

Citation Managers



EndNote Desktop Version 20
Cost: EndNote 20: a $249.95 purchase price for faculty and staff. There is a discounted price for students of $115. - see to purchase a licensed copy.
Platform: Windows, Mac; has a syncing option through iOS and/or Web, iPad App
  • Good option for major research projects; has unlimited reference storage
  • 7000+ predefined bibliographic formatting styles and ability to create styles
  • Share citations from one of your Libraries with up to 100 people
  • Dedicated customer support staff
  • Synchronize your references between up to three of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad or iPhone through EndNote Sync (you must be the owner and user of all three computers
  • Spellcheck
  • Costs money
  • Browser plug-in to import citations from articles or other Web documents is available, but has limited functionality
  • Learning curve needed to utilize EndNote's full functionality
Cost: Free, and, while you are at UVA, EndNote Basic accounts have additional features due to our Web of Science subscription. See this comparison chart.
Platform: Web-based
  • Web-based, so can be accessed from any computer
  • Large storage capacity since UVA subscribes to Web of Science
  • Limited capabilities compared to EndNote Desktop - compare here
  • Browser plug-in to import citations from articles or other Web documents is available, but has limited functionality
  • One-click find full text feature not available

EndNote Tips and Tricks for UVA Users

Citation Styles

  • EndNote ships with 7000 popular styles. To add your favorite journal to your EndNote, use the Style Finder to find your style, then follow the instructions on that page to download and install. (Note that the Style Finder page also provides instructions on how to install all styles, or install styles by category). 

Using EndNote while away from your computer and your Endnote Desktop software

  • You can create an EndNote online account that enables you to work with your EndNote Library through any Web browser. Go to to register the email address you used to purchase your EndNote Desktop software. 
  • We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you back up your EndNote Library before setting up the syncing process (File, Save a Copy). EndNote tech support experts are happy to walk you through back-up and syncing how-to's, depending on your operating system and version of EndNote.
  • See more in this Quick Reference Guide for Online EndNote X9 to set up your online account and add citations, manage citations, and even use Cite While You Write.

Using EndNote and PubMed

  • Follow this guide to easily export one or more PubMed citations and import to your EndNote Desktop
  • If you are away from your computer and your EndNote Desktop software, you can still collect citations: follow this guide (NOTE: you must have logged into your EndNote Online account through EndNote Desktop)

Using EndNote Off-Grounds

EndNote Guides and Support

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