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EndNote Basic

Provides an introduction to a free, web-based version of the citation management software, EndNote, that is best used as a collaborative tool.

Sharing Groups With Others

EndNote Basic allows users to share their groups (or folders) of citations with other EndNote Basic users. You can choose to allow others to see a group or give them the ability to add, remove, or edit the citations in the group. To share groups with others:


1. Click Manage My Groups under the Organize tab.

EndNote Online Organize tab with menu


2. Click the Manage Sharing button for the group you'd like to share.

 Window where you can manage your groups, including sharing them with other users.


3. Click the Start sharing this group link.



4. Enter e-mail addresses for the people you'd like to share with, making sure to use their EndNote Basic account e-mail address. Select the Read Only option if you don't want them to add citations to the shared group. Select the Read and Write option if you want them to be able to add citations to the group. Click the Apply button to save changes.

This is the window where you will add the email addresses oof the people you want to add to the group.

Accessing Groups Shared With You

You can see the groups that other people have shared with you on in the Groups Shared by Others section of the left-hand menu or by clicking Others' Groups on the Organize tab.

Groups shared by others on your main library page


Using the Organize tab lets you see more information about a group, such as the number of citations and who shared the group with you.

Finding shared groups using the Organize tab.

Video: Sharing Groups with EndNote Online