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

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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 Getting Started With Reference Management 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 Harvard and
  • Easily change between citation styles.

Collaborate with others

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

EndNote is available for Mac and Windows, as well as online.

EndNote X9: features

EndNote X9: features

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