EndNote Online is a bibliographic citation manager.
A bibliographic citation is any reference to a book, journal article, video, or other source that you might use in an academic paper or article. EndNote Online allows you to manage those citations by saving, organizing, and formating them into a bibliography or reference list in your assignment.
EndNote (desktop) is a software program for referencing which is installed on a computer. EndNote (online or Basic) is the web version of that software and requires no downloading or installation (aside from the optional plugins). USC students and staff can use EndNote Basic freely, but if you leave the University your Endnote basic access will cease to work with USC resources.
USC also has a software site licence for the installed version of Endnote and it is pre-installed on all Library (and many other computer lab) PCs.
It is easy to export/import sets of references in either direction between Endnote (online) and Endnote desktop using Endnote's Sync function.
NOTE: The Library provides installed Endnote software to all USC staff and students but only provides personal support for desktop Endnote to honours students, research postgraduates and staff.
Undergraduates should use Endnote Online on their personal computers, but may use either Endnote or Endnote (online) on USC campus computers.