Skip to Main Content

Higher Degree Research (Faculty of Business, Justice, Behavioural Sciences): EndNote

A guide to support Higher Degree Research candidates with preparation of Research Proposal and Draft Literature Review for RES701, RES702 and RES703


EndNote is a bibliographic software provided to you for free from the Library. It can:

  • Record and manage the details of journals and books you have found in your research;
  • Store and manage PDF copies of articles you download, or link to them in the journal databases; and
  • Allow you to annotate and add notes to PDFs.

Go to the EndNote Guide for more information about how to download and use EndNote.

Organising your literature


EndNote is software that can be of great help with any type of review. See our EndNote Guide for detailed instructions on how to download this tool and use it to organise your literature, store your PDF files and generate lists of references.

EndNote is particularly useful for systematic reviews as (among other things) it enables you to:

You may also consider inserting the inclusion and exclusion criteria checklist into a notes field in each EndNote record.

For help with EndNote,contact one of the Library Faculty Teams or attend one of our online workshops.


NVivo can be used with EndNote to can help you identify articles, key findings and influential authors when conducting a literature review. NVivo can import PDF files and bibliographic information from EndNote. You can organise, code or tag literature, to help you keep track of themes, critical quotes and ideas.

See our EndNote and NVivo for Literature Review Library Resource Guide for detailed information about using NVivo with EndNote. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies also run workshops on NVivo from time to time, so check the calendar for upcoming sessions.

Contact your Faculty Team Librarian for support

Faculty librarians are here to provide assistance to students, researchers and academic staff by providing expert searching advice, EndNote support, and advice for research metrics and Profiles.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.Acknowledgement of Country

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.