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EndNote Basic

Directions on how to use and how to move your references from other programs like RefWorks.

Do you need EndNote Basic?

EndNote Basic provides the ability to save and organize citations as well as format them. If you don't need long term storage of citations, if you don't think you'll reuse them, or if you just need a quick formatted citation in a major style, you might want to try one of these other options.

Many databases provide citations formatting in MLA and APA. Look for buttons and links that say something like, "Cite Now" or "How to Cite". Some databases will have a citation at the bottom of the page.

In EBSCO databases, the button looks like a page:

Warning: Always double check automated formatting against the rules and examples provided in style manuals and guides. Be especially careful of capitalization, proper names, and dates.

You can also try these web services:

Subject Specific Style Guides

Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.

Free Account-based services

If you do want to save your citations, you might want to try one of these free services:

Personal accounts

You can also get a personal subscription to Refworks, a personal copy of the EndNote software, or a individual/family subscription to NoodleBib.

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Style Guides in the Library

These are the most common styles used at Bloomsburg University. Be sure to check with your professor, advisor, or editor before using a particular style.

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