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Physics Seminar - resources from past semesters

This guide condenses materials prepared by Bonnie Fong for Physics Seminars from 2017-2022


As you gather your sources, compile your References section. Complete this section before you begin writing your paper! Why?

  • This will ensure that you have copied down all the necessary citation components of your book, article, Web site, etc.
  • It will make your life much easier when you need to do in-text citations since authors and dates are already neatly organized on your reference page.
  • It decreases the chance that you'll include an in-text citation for a source, but then forget to include it within the reference section.

EndNote Basic or EndNote Online or EndNote Web

EndNote basic is a cloud-based and limited version of EndNote. It was previously called (often still being referred to as) EndNote online or EndNote web. 

EndNote basic is free to use and it enables you to collect, manage and share reference directly from EndNote basic or from a desktop library via syncing. It also allows you to cite references while writing a paper and identify an appropriate journal to submit your manuscript for publishing.

To use EndNote basic, you need first to create a free online account by either going to and clicking Login on the top right of the screen, or going to directly to log in.

EndNote basic/online allows you to:

  • Search up to 25 favorite databases (note: you can change databases in the favorite list)
  • Save and organize up to 50, 000 references that you collected
  • Download a plug-in for Microsoft Word to insert references in your paper in a style you choose
  • Choose from up to 25 favorite styles including APA 6th, AMA (JAMA) and many others to format references
  • Use the Match feature to identify a suitable journal for your research to be published

EndNote basic is an abridged verion of EndNote Desktop, except it is free and cloud based. It does not have all the features that the desktop version has. 

EndNote Tutorials


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