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EndNote 20

Read this first - EndNote X9.3 and EndNote 20: Library Conversion and Backward Compatibility

Bibliographic management software

Allows you to

  • Create a library of references
  • Store references together
  • Organise - create groups, add notes, add full text
  • Change between citation styles easily
  • Cite references and automatically create a bibliography
  • Share references with others

What it won't do

  • Teach you how to reference correctly
  • Fix mistakes in your reference. If you don't make corrections to the references the errors will carry over from EndNote into Word.

Managing references

The example references shown in this video are in Harvard UniSA style. Always check with your course lecturers and tutors about which referencing style you are expected to use and follow the examples provided in the relevant style guide.

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What's new in EndNote 20

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Comparing and choosing

UniSA supports the use of EndNote but there are many others to choose from.

Things to consider


Will the system work with your computer?

Does your discipline have a preference?

If you are planning to collaborate and share references with colleagues you may need to use the same system. Discuss with colleagues to see if there is a system better suited to your discipline.

Is there a cost for the system?

The Library subscribes to EndNote so there is no cost to our staff and students. Others are available for free but may not include advanced features.

Which one do you prefer?

You can try different systems to see which one you like best. It is possible to export records from one system to another if you change your mind.

If you leave the University

Once you leave the University you will no longer be able to download the desktop version of EndNote but you will be able to use EndNote Online.

While at University you have access to the premium EndNote Online version. Once you leave you will have access for up to one year - after this will revert to the basic free version (see comparison). Create an EndNote online account (via your Desktop account or Web of Science) or log in to your current account (while at Uni) before you leave.

Software comparison

Use the referencing website

More referencing help

For more referencing information and useful links see the Referencing website designed by the Learning Advisers at UniSA who can provide study and assignment assistance, including referencing support.