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Endnote: a beginner's guide

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

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a desktop program that helps you to:

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

Video: EndNote X7 Overview

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EndNote can display references in your preferred referencing style (e.g. Harvard, APA, 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:

EndNote's Output Style FAQs lists solutions to possible problems you can experience with the appearance of your references in your EndNote library.