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EndNote: a beginner's guide

An introduction to EndNote Desktop for new users. Learn how to create a Library, add and modify references, use EndNote with Microsoft Word, add groups, add full -text PDFs, back-up your EndNote Library, and use EndNote Online (EndNote basic).

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a computer program that helps you to:

  • store and manage your references
  • search and save references from library catalogues, online databases and Google Scholar
  • create bibliographies in your referencing style

Video: What's New in EndNote X9?

Video produced and kindly shared by EndNote Training.


EndNote can display references in your preferred referencing style (e.g. RMIT Harvard, APA 6th, Vancouver, Chicago, etc.). 

Before you use EndNote:

You need to know which referencing style your School or lecturer wants you to use, and then become familiar with that style.

Learn how to reference: