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EndNote Guide

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a program for maintaining a database of references and automatically creating citations in your assignment or thesis. It can also store PDF copies of your journal articles.

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EndNote is available as a desktop program supplied by the University of Canberra, or as a free online reference manager (UC students and staff have upgraded access to EndNote Online). It is possible to use both the online and desktop versions with a single account which will sync your references. There is also an iPad app for viewing your references and PDFs.

How to get EndNote

EndNote Online

Please refer to the EndNote Online help page in this guide.

EndNote for your personal computer

Download the files from MyUC. EndNote Installation Files (Download) and follow the instructions on the page.

OR

Borrow installation discs for up to 3 days from the Short Loan collection (call number: Z1001.E63).

EndNote on University Laptops and Desktop Computers

EndNote is included in the Software Center in University desktop computers:

  • Search Windows for the Software Center app and select EndNote to begin the installation process.

System Requirements

For system requirements and word processor compatibility please see the EndNote Compatibility and Systems Requirements page.
(Firefox or Chrome are the preferred browsers for EndNote.)

EndNote and iPad

The 'Endnote for iPad' app allows you to view your references and read and mark up your stored PDFs. You will need to have an EndNote Online account to sync your references.

Installation

Log in to the MyUC. For Students: Study Tools  - Library Resources. For Staff: Applications - Research - Library Resources.

Select the EndNote version that is compatible with the software on your computer.  Follow the instructions on the download page.

Common issues

Windows users: The 'Product Key' is included in the installer files, but will not work unless you have extracted the files from the zipped folder before running the installation program. (Simply opening the folder by clicking on it will not work.)

If asked for a product key, go back to the downloaded file and right click, then select Extract All. install the program again from the extracted files. More information can be found at Ask a Librarian.

Mac users: EndNote will not install unless you completely exit the Word program first, if you close it by clicking on the red 'X' it will still be running in the background. Instead, click on the Word menu at the top of the screen then select Quit Word.

 

EndNote X8 on Windows

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How to use EndNote in 6 minutes (Mac)

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