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BIO323 Research Skills Guide: EndNote

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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.

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Once references have been added to EndNote you then have the option of attaching PDFs to those records.

For more information and instructions on how to download references and attach PDFs please see Manually Adding & Editing References, Using Direct Export & Attaching Full-Text PDF Files to Records from our EndNote Guide.

Endnote & Word

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)

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  • Type an author's last name, keyword or year into the search box & click Find
  • From the list of results choose the appropriate reference
  • Click Insert

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For more information please see EndNote & Microsoft Word in our EndNote Guide.

What is EndNote?

EndNote program

For the Mac version, please see: How to Use EndNote in 6 minutes (Macintosh)

Online library workshops


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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.

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