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EndNote 20 for Windows

Sync with EndNote Online

Endnote Online creates a copy of your library (including attachments) and stores it online. This option allows you to access your password-protected library from any location, download references and full text, and sync your library to multiple computers. Any PDF files that you have added to your local EndNote library will also be synchronised.

The steps required to create and sync with an online account are:

  1. In your web-browser, navigate to
  2. Click the EndNote online login link (top/right of screen).
  3. Find the Register link in the middle of the screen and click this to open the registration page.
  4. Enter your details into the fields and click the Register button.
  5. To verify your account, an email will be sent to the email address account that you entered.

Once you have verified your account:

  1. Open EndNote desktop. 
  2. From the top menu select Edit > Preferences.
  3. From the list on the left, select Sync.
  4. Click the Enable Sync button.
  5. Enter the email address and password you used to create your EndNote Online account, and click OK.
  6. On the main screen click Apply.
  7. Click the Sync icon on the top of the screen in EndNote.

You will be advised that your online and local libraries will be merged. As this is a new account, the online library is empty, click OK.