EndNote is a referencing software programme recommended for PhD students, researchers and academic members of staff.  EndNote allows you to efficiently build your own 'library' of references, by importing records from a range of databases and services, and then insert citations from your library into a MS Word document.  Citations and references can be quickly and easily formatted in a range of different referencing (output) styles. 

EndNote X9 is the latest version and is available on Library Services clusters.  You may find different versions of Endnote on computers in other clusters, however the differences between versions are small.

Getting the EndNote software

  • University staff may download the EndNote software from the Software Centre - this can usually be found by going to the Start menu on your PC, and the Desktop Management folder.
  • University students may download the EndNote software from mySoftware
  • Personal licences for your home PC or personal device can be purchased from Bilaney Consultants

The IT Service Desk can help you if you have problems with installing the EndNote software.

Information about system requirements and word processor compatibility is provided by Clarivate.   EndNote libraries are compatible across Windows and Macintosh platforms, however Mac users may wish to read this article regarding compatibility with macOS Catalina.

Importing references into your EndNote library

Build your library by exporting references directly from databases, or by downloading a RIS file of results and using an import filter.  Instructions vary across databases so check our webpage on how to import references from different databases.

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