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.

EndNote software

The EndNote software made available for download 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. EndNote 20 is the current version of the software available (having replaced EndNote X9 in October 2020) and is available for users of both Microsoft and macOS. 

To download a copy

EndNote 20 is the current version of the software available, replacing EndNote X9 in October 2020.

  • 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

Library Services' Research Skills Team offers a range of training and support for EndNote.   

Further help 

  • Library Services' Importing and Exporting for EndNote webpage gives guidance on how to export references from bibliographic databases and other electronic resources, either directly or by using an import filter. 
  • If you would like to learn more about using EndNote Online as an alternative to EndNote Desktop, please consult the Library Services EndNote Online LibGuide




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