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EndNote: What is EndNote?

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a tool that can be used to:

  • store and manage your references
  • store and annotate attached PDF files
  • add citations and
  • generate a list of references in Microsoft Word.

EndNote is available for students and staff to download, install and use whilst enrolled and/or working at CSU.

How to use this guide

This guide has been designed to alert users to key options and functions in EndNote, with detailed instructions provided in linked PDF files and YouTube video guides published by Clarivate Analytics.

Alternatively, you can access the more detailed Windows™ & Macintosh™ (Mac) Clarivate Analytics EndNote manuals via the Manuals, support & help tab.


In order to use EndNote effectively, you should be familiar with CSU referencing requirements and the referencing style used by your School.

Using APA 7th Edition: Follow these steps to start using APA 7th as your output style:

  1. Download the CSU APA 7 style
  2. Double-click the file that you downloaded, to open it in EndNote
  3. Select File > Save As
  4. Remove the word Copy from the style name
  5. Select Save
  6. Select File > Close Style

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