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Information and guidance on using Desktop EndNote and EndNote online to manage bibliographic references.

EndNote is a reference management package. Use it to create your own database (library) of references. You can then embed citations in your Word documents and automatically build your bibliography (in a variety of styles, for example, Harvard or Numbered).

Versions of EndNote

There are two versions of EndNote:

  • EndNote online (also known as EndNote basic) - a web-based product which provides basic reference management and functionality. An enhanced version is available to University members by registering via the Web of Science. Recommended for undergraduates and masters students.
  • Desktop EndNote - a software programme which is installed on all University PCs managed by Information Technology. The software can also be installed on University owned PCs or purchased for your own computer.  It is also available via the University's Apps Anywhere service. Recommended for researchers.

Alternatives to EndNote

EndNote is just one of many options for managing your references electronically. Although the Library only supports EndNote, we have put together a guide outlining the main alternatives.

Which version of EndNote should I use?

Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate?

We would recommend EndNote online via the Web of Science as it has all the functionality you need to store and use references, plus customised styles. It can be accessed from anywhere at any time. And it is free!

Research Postgraduate or Staff?

We would recommend Desktop EndNote as it has the full functionality you need, including customising output styles for specific publications. Synchronise it with EndNote online to continue to work on any PC on- or off-campus.

Help using EndNote

Our liaison librariansSee the workshops, guides and videos on the pages about Desktop EndNote and EndNote online in this guide. Your subject liaison librarian can also offer individual help on using EndNote. 

They can give a 1-1 tutorial or advice on specific questions. Contact them to make an appointment. The link below gives a list of liaison librarians for each department.