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EndNote comes in two versions, (a) the possibly-free desktop/laptop version or (b) the definitely-free, albeit more limited, online version called EndNote Basic.

EndNote Basic (Online Version)

  • Create a free library cloud account on and access your "library" of saved references anytime and anywhere via an Internet browser or iOS app.
  • Consider creating a free online account first. Then decide whether to install the client version. Here are some reasons you might decide to upgrade: Your online account will then become your cloud storage for your client version. You'll also want to keep your online account because it facilitates library sharing between users.

EndNote Desktop/Laptop Version

  • If you are a member of the Herbert Wertheim College of Meidcine (HWCOM) it is free for your office workstation or FIU-issued laptop. If you wish get EndNote installed on your computer, contact the HWCOM IT department.
  • Personal copies are only $20. FIU affiliates (students, faculty, and staff) can buy a personal copy from PantherTech for only $20 (FIU gets it for you at a fraction of the price).
  • Create a corresponding online account on to (a) sync your computer's library to the cloud so you can view your articles from anywhere, (b) back-up your library, and (c) share your library with collaborators.  This online account is the same as the free, EndNote Basic account.


Publisher's Descriptions

EndNote Desktop/Laptop Version


EndNote Basic (Online Version)

See a longer comparison table between the EndNote Basic version with the desktop product at

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