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Literature Review & Research Skills Guide: 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 Charles Sturt University.

The library's EndNote Guide contains more information, guides and tips on using EndNote. Remember that you can contact the library staff for help using EndNote.

Download & install

Personal computers

Before installing EndNote X9, please ensure you have:

  • Checked Compatibility, system & word processor requirements
  • UNINSTALLED all previous versions, e.g. X7, X8, X8.2 or demo copy (30-day free trial) of EndNote from your computer, and
  • Have no other applications running - including virus protection software, Microsoft™ Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, on your computer

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Charles Sturt managed computers

EndNote X9 should be installed on CSU managed computers using the Install Software (Windows) or Self Service (Mac) applications. This process will automatically uninstall previous versions of EndNote from your computer.

  • Close all other applications, including Microsoft™ Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and any earlier versions of EndNote.
  • Click on the Install Software (Windows) icon on your desktop or select the Self Service (Mac) application.
  • Select EndNote from the list of programs and click on Run.

NOTE:  If you are using APA 7th ed, you will need to install the APA 7 style after you have installed EndNote. Please download the CSU APA 7 style and then follow the instructions on how to install a new style.

How to use EndNote

Please have a look at our EndNote instructional videos below:

I recommend watching the following videos, but please watch any you feel will be helpful;

  • EndNote: Program tour
  • EndNote: Creating your library
  • EndNote: Manually entering records
  • EndNote: Exporting from Primo Search
  • EndNote: Exporting from EBSCOhost
  • EndNote: Exporting from Google Scholar
  • EndNote: Attaching PDFs
  • EndNote: Groups
  • EndNote: Inserting citations from EndNote


Watch the video tutorial covering how to use EndNote.

If you have never used EndNote, you are recommended to watch the entire video.

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