EndNote is a particular brand of content management software. It allows people to store bibliographic references in files that are referred to as libraries. Endnote can be used on IBM and Macintosh computers.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is bibliographic management software that allows you to:

  • Organise references, pdfs and other files into a searchable database
  • Create a bibliography and in-text citations in your document, with automatic formatting to your selected style

Should I use EndNote?

EndNote is most useful for researchers and postgraduate students who are collecting, storing, using and re-using a large number of references over an extended period of time to write journal articles, theses or books.

EndNote can save time and stress when used as a tool to manage references but a considerable amount of time is required to learn how to use the many features of the software.

Where a relatively small number of references are required for a single assignment, the use of EndNote may not save time, as all data will need to be entered into EndNote and checked. It may be quicker to create the references manually.

Information about free, easy to use options are available from the Alternatives to EndNote tab.  Please note that Library staff do not provide assistance in the use of these software options.

EndNote can not solve referencing problems for students who are not sure how to reference. If information is not added correctly to the fields in EndNote, as required by the software, the reference will not automatically correct itself.