Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

EndNote: Introduction

NEW 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
  • Cite references and automatically create a bibliography
  • Change between citation styles easily
  • Share references with others

What it won't do:

  • Teach you how to reference correctly - you need to know your reference style
  • Fix mistakes in your reference. If you don't make corrections to the references the errors will carry over when you insert the references into Word.

Managing references

 Video Length: 2:00

Citation generator

You can generate a citation directly from the catalogue, as per the following example:

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?
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.
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.
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.

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:

Examples of other programs:

EndNote layout explained

 Video Length: 2:00 (demonstration no audio)