EndNote is the reference management software recommended by Library Services for use by research students (MRes, PhD etc.), researchers, and academic members of staff. EndNote enables you to build your own library of references by importing records from a number of databases and services. With a range of different referencing styles on offer, EndNote also enables you to insert citations and build reference lists within a Microsoft Word document.

Getting the EndNote software

EndNote X9 is the current version of the software available. It is often referred to as EndNote Desktop because the software is saved on the hard drive of your PC and laptop rather than being web-based. To download a copy:

  • University staff can download the EndNote software from the Software Centre on their university laptop or PC. This can usually be found by going to the Start menu, and the Desktop Management folder.
  • University students can download the EndNote software from mySoftware.

For further support with obtaining the software:

Training and Support

For the 2020/21 academic year, the Research Skills Team are providing their training online. Details of the training and support provision for EndNote X9 is as follows:

EndNote Canvas course

A self-enrol Canvas course course providing introductory teaching on how to:

  1. Create an EndNote library and import references.
  2. Personalise an EndNote library by using Groups to organise your references.
  3. Find and attach full-text to references within your EndNote library.
  4. Insert citations and generate reference lists/bibliographies in a specific referencing style within Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
  5. Sync your EndNote Desktop library with EndNote Online to manage your references from multiple devices and locations.
  6. Access the help and support provided by Clarivate.

EndNote course notes

To learn both introductory and more advanced EndNote skills, download the detailed EndNote X9 Course Notes and Exercises (PC version) for further self-guided support:

Further help




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