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EndNote: Setup

NEW EndNote 20

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

Configure preferences

The EndNote Preference menu allows you to customise your EndNote. While these are optional in order for functions such as Find Full Text to work properly you will need to add the UniSA preferences.

Open the Preferences menu via the EndNote tabs:

  • Windows: select Edit > Preferences 
  • macOS: select EndNote 20 > Preferences

Copy and paste the urls below in your preferences menu to enable the following functionality.

UniSA preferences:

  • OpenURL Path:

  • Authenticate with: URL:

  • ISI Base URL (All in one line):

  • OpenURL Argument (All in one line):


Here are a few of our expert tips.

Iit is best practice to only have 1 library. You can use groups/sets to organise your references. See the Organise tab for more information.

Regularly save a back up of your library and word doc. You can backup your EndNote Library by creating a Compressed Library. See the Advanced tab for more information.

EndNote cannot be run from Cloud storage; DropBox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud and other cloud services. See the Help tab for more information.

Term Lists maintain consistency and accuracy in your EndNote library. You can edit an Author's name or a Journal Title to ensure consistency across your references. See the Advanced tab for more information.

Referencing Help

Add styles into EndNote

The most common referencing output styles come preinstalled in EndNote. Customised styles, including Harvard UniSA, will need to be installed separately.


Find the location where you downloaded the style. Double-click on the style file to open it. It should open in the EndNote program.  Alternatively, right click on the file and select 'Open with', then select Endnote.


In EndNote go to the "File Menu" and choose "Save as".


Remove the word "copy" from the end of your style's name, click the Save button. Close the window.


Windows & Mac: Select Tools > Output Styles > Open Style Manager

Tick the box for your preferred style (e.g Harvard UniSA)

Close the box. You can now select Harvard UniSA from the Output Styles list.


Ensure your style is also selected in Word.

Style files:

For more information about additional styles see EndNote website.

AGLC4 Legal Citation Style Information

To use the AGLC4 citation style with EndNote you will need to download and save 2 small files from here: Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC4)