EndNote Feature Comparison Chart

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  • EndNote 20
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
  • EndNote online with WoS
  • EndNote 20
    EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    EndNote online with WoS
  • Version details
  • EndNote 20
    Available for Windows and Mac users
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Available for Windows and Mac users
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Available for Windows and Mac users
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Available for Windows and Mac users
  • How to get it
  • EndNote 20
    Available for personal use; pricing discounts for multi copy purchases; Site wide licenses available for entire institutions / organizations. Learn more at endnote.com
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    With EndNote desktop purchase, initial sign in / sign up done from within desktop, then log in at myendnoteweb.com
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Free to anyone, sign up at myendnoteweb.com
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Navigate from within Web of Science, or go directly to myendnoteweb.com
  • Integrated with MS Word
  • EndNote 20
    Yes, via Cite While You Write plugin
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes, via optional Cite While You Write plugin
  • Sharing references
  • EndNote 20
    Share a library as read and write or read-only with up to 100 other users / have unlimited number of as read and write or read-only libraries shared to you
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • Sharing references
  • EndNote 20
    Share a library as read & write or read-only with up to 100 other users / have unlimited number of as read & write or read-only libraries shared to you
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Share a group with up to 1,000 other EndNote online users
  • # of bibliographic citation styles
  • EndNote 20
    7,000+ predefined; plus create your own
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    4,200+ predefined
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Top 21 most commonly used styles
  • EndNote online with WoS
    4,200+ predefined; EndNote online site administrators can share custom styles with entire site
  • Installation required
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Browser Add-on downloads
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Browser Add-on downloads
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Browser Add-on downloads
  • Operating system
  • EndNote 20
    Mac OS X & Win
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Win, Mac OS X & Linux
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Win, Mac OS X & Linux
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Win, Mac OS X & Linux
  • One-click find full text
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Format bibliographies
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes
  • Online database searching
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes
  • Number of file formats accepted from other online database providers (for reference import)/filters
  • EndNote 20
    Over 630
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Over 500
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    4
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Over 500
  • Online search options/connection files
  • EndNote 20
    Over 6,000 (may require access through data provider)
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Over 1,400 (may require access through data provider)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    4
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Over 1,400 (may require access through data provider)
  • Custom options to add additional database providers
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes (EndNote online site administrators can share custom connections with entire site)
  • File attachment
  • EndNote 20
    Unlimited
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Unlimited
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    2 GB
  • EndNote online with WoS
    2 GB
  • Reference storage
  • EndNote 20
    Unlimited
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Unlimited
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    50,000
  • EndNote online with WoS
    50,000
  • Max # of fields per reference
  • EndNote 20
    54
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    54
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    54
  • EndNote online with WoS
    54
  • Max # of reference types
  • EndNote 20
    58
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    55
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    55
  • EndNote online with WoS
    55
  • Create group sets (headings user can arrange groups under)
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Create smart groups (based on a search of EndNote library that automatically updates)
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Create combined groups (based on a search of the contents of other groups)
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Change case (change capitalization of selected text)
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Find and replace
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Change, move, or copy fields
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Search by field
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes
  • Access from any internet browser
  • EndNote 20
    N/A
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes
  • Email reference and attached PDF
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Spell check
  • EndNote 20
    Yes (individual records only)
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Format Paper
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Author Date
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes
  • Sort library
  • EndNote 20
    Yes (by up to 5 fields, and select language options)
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options)
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes (a limited set of field options and no language options)
  • Customize display options
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Customize duplicate recognition
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    No
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Open URL support
  • EndNote 20
    Yes (user-defined in preferences)
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes (Desktop: user-defined in preferences. Online: submit support ticket to set up for your site)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    Yes (submit support ticket to set up for your site)
  • Composite styles (e.g., ACS with 1a-f)
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes (using desktop. Online does not have this feature)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Bibliographies at end of sections as well as at end of document in Microsoft Word
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes (using desktop. Online)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No
  • Hyperlinks between citations and bibliography entries
  • EndNote 20
    Yes
  • EndNote online for desktop users (Premium)
    Yes (using desktop. Online does not have this feature)
  • EndNote Basic (Free Version)
    No
  • EndNote online with WoS
    No