Effective February 28, 2023, UCF Libraries’ subscription to EndNote Desktop will end. While the desktop version licensed through UCF will no longer be accessible, there are a variety of options for those who wish to continue using EndNote. This includes using EndNote Online through the Libraries subscription to Web of Science or creating a free account through EndNote Basic. Individuals may also purchase their own license of the desktop version for personal use. Those who have already purchased the desktop version through a personal, individual license can continue to use it beyond the February 2023 date.
To learn more about the differences in versions of EndNote, Clarivate has a chart to help you determine which version is best for your needs.
For those who wish to explore other citation management options, platforms such as Mendeley and Zotero offer free accounts. Not sure which tool is the best for you? Here is a helpful chart that outlines the pros and cons of each citation management tool.
For details, see UCF Libraries
Free account@ mendeley.com
Includes web & desktop
Free account @ zotero.org
Includes web & desktop
|Cloud Storage||2 GB||2 GB personal/100 MB group||300 MB personal/group|
|Citation Styles||Common Styles||Common Styles||Common Styles|
Word, (Windows) w/Internet Explorer Word (Windows & MAC) w/Firefox
|Word (Windows/MAC), Libre Office||Word (Windows/MAC), Google Docs, LibreOffice w/Chrome or Firefox|
|Groups||Share a group w/ up to 1,000 EndNote online users||Free account users can create/own 5 private groups. No limit on number of private groups free users can join. Each private group (free account can only have a max 25 members||Private or public groups w/unlimited Zotero users, but personal storage is used for group libraries|
Database & Browser Imports
|Citations & PDFs when available||Citations & PDFs when available||Citations & PDFs when available|
You can find out more information about the various citation management tools on our Citation Management guide.
UCF Libraries offers a variety of workshops on citation management tools. For more information about current workshop offerings, visit our guide on workshops.
For additional assistance with EndNote, including training videos on how to use EndNote Online, our guide on EndNote provides additional information to get you started.
Please check our Citation Management Guide towards the end of November 2022 for more information on how to export your citations from EndNote Desktop to another citation management program.