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Web capture

Capture Reference is a browser bookmarklet that can be used to capture online references from webpages into EndNote. 

To Install the Capture Reference tool:

  1. Log into EndNote Online.
  2. Click on Downloads.
  3. Drag the Capture Reference button to your Bookmarks bar

Using Capture Reference

  1. Go to the webpage you want to save as a reference.
  2. Click the "Capture References" button in your Bookmarks tool bar.
  3. A pop-up box appears. Fill in the details of the new reference, and click Save to or Endnote.
  4. Click Close Window.
  5. To return to EndNote, simply click "Go to EndNote" on the tool bar. Your EndNote account will open in a new window.

NOTE: References are automatically saved to the [Unfiled] group. 

Can't See a Bookmarks Toolbar?

  • To show the bookmarks toolbar in Chrome, at the top right, click the three dots icon    select ‘Bookmarks’ and ‘show Bookmarks Bar’. Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+Shift+B (in Windows) or Command+Shift+B (in macOS).
  • To show the bookmarks toolbar in Firefox, click ‘View’ in the menu bar at the top of the screen, go down to Toolbars and select ‘Bookmarks Toolbar’.
  • To turn on the bookmarks bar in Safari, click on the ‘View’ menu in Safari and select ‘Show Favorites Bar’.

Click here for more detailed instructions on installing the capture tool on your web browser.

Video tutorials

This brief video shows you how to install Cite While You Write Plug-in for MS Word and Capture Reference for your browser on Windows.

This brief video shows you how to install and run two Endnote plug-ins on your Mac - Cite While You Write and Capture Reference.

This brief video shows you how to use the Capture Reference tool when using EndNote online for your browser on your Mac or Windows.