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An introduction to EndNote for Mac and Windows and EndNote Online.

Important updates

Important updates for Endnote users

  • Endnote 20: We are currently testing Endnote 20 for downloading to personal devices from the University Library.
  • The Endnote 'Find Full Text' option is currently not fully functional... more about system preference updates
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Mac users who have updated to macOS Catalina will need to update Endnote due to compatibility issues... more info...
  • Endnote X9 does not currently support the APA 7th style approach to journal articles with 20+ authors. When citing works with more than 20 authors, the references will need to be edited to replace the authors between the 19th and the last with ellipses (...)

Introduction - What is EndNote?

Introduction - What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management software application. Other examples include Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks and Papers.

For information on other reference management applications, have a look at the Options for managing references guide

You can use EndNote to:

Create your own library of references:

  • Download references from catalogues and databases
  • Generate references from PDF files
  • Organise your references into groups
  • Add keywords, labels and notes
  • Search and sort your references
  • Find, attach and annotate full-text PDF files

Insert citations or footnotes and generate bibliographies:

  • Insert in-text citations or footnotes into your documents
  • Generate bibliographies
  • Choose from thousands of citation styles, such as APA, Chicago, or MLA
  • Easily reformat your references to a different citation style

Collaborate with others

  • Use EndNote Online to share selected groups of references with others
  • Share your whole EndNote library

EndNote is available for Mac and Windows, as well as an Online version

EndNote X9: features

EndNote X9: features

EndNote X9 is available for students and staff members to install on their university and personal computers.