This guidance has been produced for Endnote 20.1.
A tutorial for the previous version of Endnote (X9) also exists: X9 tutorial.
If you are already a user of Endnote, we recommend upgrading from previous versions to 20.1. Endnote 20 saw the roll out of a brand new look & feel. To see highlights of the new features and get advice on converting your existing library to the new version, see our guidance:
For help & queries with Endnote please contact the Library in the first instance or email:
For advice on plagiarism and referencing styles and guides to Harvard, APA, Humanities and more:
What is Endnote?
EndNote is software that enables you to keep track of the bibliographic references you discover through the course of your literature searching and works with Microsoft Word to enable automatic formatting of references in your documents (many referencing styles are available). It is designed to save researchers time and increase publishing efficiencies. Features include:
directly import references into an EndNote library from Primo, library databases (e.g. Web of Science, Ebsco), journal collections (e.g. Science Direct) and also from Google Scholar
Endnote searches for .pdfs to attach to your references & Endnote Click sends .pdfs to Endnote with one click
organise and group your references to suit you (includes advanced features such as 'smart' groups that self-populate)
automatically format your references choosing from over 7000 styles
match your manuscript to a relevant journal to help identify relevant publications for publishing in
Who should use Endnote?
Endnote Desktop software (currently version 20.1) is installed on university machines and is best suited for staff and researchers who need robust reference management software for large scale projects e.g. systematic reviews; long term research projects and theses. The core functionality of Endnote software is also available as an Online version and we recommend undergraduate and masters students use the Endnote Online version which can be accessed on any device. A separate guide on Endnote Online is available.
These 7 minute videos, for Windows or Mac machines, show the whole process of creating a new library, adding references from a bibliographic search database (PubMed) to your Endnote Desktop Library and then inserting a citation and full end-text reference from Endnote Desktop into your Word document: