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One EndNote Library

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

Backup, Backup, Backup

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

DO NOT run EndNote from Cloud storage

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

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 Sync tab for more information.

Configure preferences

UniSA preferences

The EndNote Preferences 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 Preferences in:

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

Find full text

In the left menu, select Find Full Text. Copy and paste the URLs below.

  • OpenURL Path
  • Authenticate with URL:
    Leave blank.
    (OpenAthens, UniSA's authentication system, is not compatible with EndNote)

URLs & links

In the left menu, select URLs & Links. Copy and paste the URLs below.

  • ISI Base URL (All in one line): 
  • OpenURL Argument (All in one line):
    ?sid=ISI:WoS&aufirst=AUFIRST&aulast=AULAST&issn=ISSN&isbn=ISBN&atitle=ATITLE&title=TITLE&volume= VOLUME&issue=ISSUE&date=DATE&spage=SPAGE&epage=EPAGE

Select Apply then OK.

AGLC4 legal citation style

Add styles

Always check with your course lecturers and tutors about which referencing style you are expected to use.

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

  1. 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.
  2. In EndNote go to the "File Menu" and choose "Save as".
  3. Remove the word "copy" from the end of your style's name, click the Save button. Close the window.
  4. In EndNote select Tools > Output Styles > Open Style Manager.
    Tick the box for your preferred style.
    Close the box. You can now select your style from the Output Styles list.
  5. Ensure your style is also selected in Word.

Style files

More help

Edit styles

It is better to find a style closest to what you need and make small changes rather than creating a whole new style.

  1. Open EndNote.
  2. Select Tools > Output styles > Open Style Manager...
  3. Select an output style that is close to the style you need to create.
  4. Click the Edit button.
  5. Make any changes you wish.
  6. Choose Save As from the File menu, give this copy of the style a new name, and click Save (i.e. don’t save over the original style).

Note: the style will be saved on your computer in your ‘My Documents\EndNote\Styles’ folder.