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An introduction to EndNote for Windows. How to create a Library and use Word to cite references and create a bibliography. How to get the items for your references.
Last Updated: Mar 24, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

What is EndNote? Print Page

About EndNote

EndNote is software that :

  • keeps records including details of books, book chapters, journal articles, websites, conference papers and theses.
  • organizes records in groups and allows you to add keywords, labels and notes
  • creates and formats reference lists in a selected style in Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer documents.  Use styles such as APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver.
  • gets articles for you (PDF files)
  • saves records from search engines, e-journal websites and databases
  • searches library catalogues and resources like PubMed to find items

EndNote Library Features

EndNote can make managing a reference list and collecting articles a fairly simple task. It reduces the need to re-type information repeatedly, saving time and minimising errors.

It has many reference types which can be changed to suit your requirements. A library file can store an unlimited number of references. They can be edited, searched and sorted in many ways.

References can be added by typing in relevant details or they can be retrieved from Discovery, the catalogue and other sources such as ISI Web of Knowledge, EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Files can be attached to your references including PDFs, Word documents or spreadsheets. 

For some journals EndNote can also search the web, locate an article in PDF format and attach it to a reference based on the information in the reference, even when you need to connect through Discovery to get an article.  It can also check the University Source It @ Melbourne system to connect you to many resources.

The help menu in EndNote is a great source of information about various features of the program.  It also comes with an extensive users manual.


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