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Citation Management and Generation

Looking to corral your references all in one place, then this guide is for you!


Endnote Basics

What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software that helps you save time, stay organized, collaborate with colleagues, and ultimately, get published. You can focus on what matters most: your ideas. EndNote is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. EndNote also offers training and support and provides short video tutorials.

Key features

  • Keep all your references and reference-related materials in a searchable personal library.
  • Synchronize your references between up to 3 of your personal computers, an online library, and your iPad or iPhone through EndNote Sync (you must be the owner and user of all three computers).
  • Set up a library sharing team and effortlessly collaborate with up to 100 co-authors and colleagues.
  • Cite references in word processing documents to create formatted citations and bibliographies or independent reference lists.

Should you use EndNote?

Available for: Windows, Mac

Cost: Free with 2GB of online storage. Upgrade to EndNote X9 is $115.95. You can request a 30-day free trial.

Browsers: EndNoteworks well with the latest versions of the most common browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge.

EndNote Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
  • Copes well with a very large library
  • Not compatible with Linux
  • Large number of citation styles
  • Limited upgrades and resources with free version
  • iPad and iPhone App
  • Not as user friendly, not able to save webpage snapshots, complex to learn


Start Using EndNote

To get started with EndNote Basic for free, click HERE. Or, explore EndNote X9 or EndNote 2020! Click HERE for pricing details. EndNote also has various training resources to help you get started and make the most of your subscription.