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EndNote is a bibliographic or reference management program. It can be used to:
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.
Insert citations and bibliography entries in Microsoft Word documents in a range of referencing styles, including APA 6th.
For detailed information on how to use EndNote please see CSU Library's EndNote Guide
Before installing the latest version of EndNote on a personal computer, please ensure you have uninstalled any previous versions of EndNote, including demo copies (30-day trial), from your computer. For information on how to uninstall EndNote please see Uninstalling EndNote in our Endnote Guide.
Getting Started - Creating a new Library In Endnote
When you start EndNote the first time, you will be presented with the Welcome to EndNote guide screen prompting you to set up an account in EndNote Online.
Close the Welcome to EndNote guide using the close button on the top left hand corner of the guide, you can create an EndNote Online account later if required.
Select File > New to create and save a new 'library'. EndNote will name your library My EndNote Library (note: do not save your EndNote Library to any cloud syncing folders)
If you have used EndNote before and wish to open an existing EndNote library, select File > Open
If you have previously used EndNote and created a library on that computer, EndNote will automatically open the last 'library' you used.
Important - Managing files! Please see Creating your Libraryin our Endnote Guide for information on managing files
Adding References to Your Library
Once you have created an EndNote Library you can begin adding references to your Library. References can either be entered manually or can be downloaded/exported from Primo Search, the journal databases or from Google Scholar.
Once references have been added to EndNote you then have the option of attaching PDFs to those records.
Want to Learn More About Endnote? Online Library Workshops
The Library holds Online Library Workshops (OLWs) at various times throughout the year. The OLWs are conducted in real-time and you can attend from the comfort of your home or favourite study space. They cover a variety of topics including EndNote. For more information and to register, head to the Library's OLW page.
Once you have added required references to your Endnote Library you can then use the Endnote toolbar in Word to insert in-text citations and reference list entries in your chosen referencing style in Word documents.
Insert In-Text Citations in Word
Open the EndNote Library that contains the references you wish to cite
Open your Word document
From the EndNote Tab in Word click Insert Citation - Find Citation (Note: ensure you have the correct/required referencing style selected in the EndNote toolbar)
Type an author's last name, keyword or year into the search box & click Find
From the list of results choose the appropriate reference