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Guide to using EndNote reference management software

Getting started with EndNote

EndNote is a reference management software package, also known as bibliographic software, which enables you to:

  • Create a personal database of references relevant to you, along with associated files.
  • Insert references into a Word document and format them automatically in a citation style of your choice.
  • De-duplicate references retrieved from multiple sources.
  • Share references with others.

To identify references you are advised first to search using Explore or bibliographic databases and then use EndNote to organise your references. For guidance on searching for references, see our Searching for Information guide.

Clarivate, the company which produces EndNote provides EndNote training videos, a good introduction to using the software. You can also work through this guide, which is based on EndNote Desktop for Windows, using the navigation menu. There is also an EndNote on Macs FAQs page for users of EndNote for Macs.

How to use EndNote 21 in seven minutes (Windows)

How to use EndNote 21 in seven minutes (macOS)