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Referencing: EndNote


EndNote is a software package that will assist you to collect, store, organise and use your references.References can be entered into EndNote manually, or they can be transferred into EndNote from journal databases and library catalogues. References can be inserted from EndNote into Word documents. A bibliography (reference list) of all the inserted references is automatically created in the referencing style of your choice. It is very easy to change between referencing styles, or modify styles to suit specific requirements

Which EndNote is right for you?

Compare EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop features and capacity.

EndNote Online (free)

The free online version of EndNote is perfect when you're new to research and writing. When you find yourself in need of more robust capabilities, move up to EndNote Desktop.

  • EndNote Online allows you to create an EndNote Library online, which can be accessed from anywhere using the Internet.
  • References can be transferred between your EndNote Online library and a regular "desktop" EndNote library.
  • You can insert citations into Word documents from your EndNote Online library in the same way as you do from the desktop version.
  • EndNote Online is not as sophisticated as the desktop EndNote program and is meant to be used as an additional feature, rather than as a replacement.
  • Click here for a Quick Reference Guide (PDF).
EndNote Desktop 
  • The most powerful research and reference manager on the market.
  • EndNote Desktop is an advanced desktop/software tool. 
  • You can transfer references between EndNote Online and EndNote Desktop.

Further differences between EndNote Desktop and EndNote Online. 

EndNote Guides

EndNote Online

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Online Help

EndNote Online CWYW Overview (Cite While You Write) training videos are available to download from the EndNote Training webpage.

Click here for a Windows Quick Reference Guide (PDF) or here for a video tutorial (7 minutes)

Click here for a Mac Quick Reference Guide (PDF) or here for a video tutorial (6 minutes)

End Note Online or EndNote Basic - Free online version

Playlists for using EndNote Online and EndNote for the iPad

Windows - EndNote Training

Macintosh - Endnote Training