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Food and nutritional sciences: Using EndNote

A guide to finding information in food and nutritional sciences. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.


Using a reference management system is vital when you do your final year projects, but can also help you create accurate references in your other assignments. EndNote is one such system which can be used to store references, and then insert the citation in your Word document, automatically building the bibliography for you in the correct style.

Getting started

There are two versions of EndNote - EndNote Online and Desktop EndNote. For UG and MSc courses I recommend using EndNote Online as it automatically comes with the referencing style you need ('Harvard for Reading') and you will have fewer technical issues. Just follow this step-by-step guide or watch the videos to learn how to register for an account, add references to your EndNote library, and use it with Word.

If you are doing a PhD then Desktop EndNote will be a more appropriate tool.

If you are unable to view the videos above due to your location, try these alternative links to the same videos on Microsoft Stream:

Using EndNote Online for a systematic review

Other reference management tools

I also support the use of Desktop EndNote and Mendeley for reference management. Although neither of these automatically come with the custom referencing styles you need for undergraduate and masters level study. If you want to explore these options you can find videos and step-by-step guides in the following pages:

Your librarian

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Jackie Skinner
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Please contact me if you have a query or need advice on literature searching, accessing resources, referencing or using EndNote/Mendeley.

Email me, or make an appointment using the buttons above. Appointments can be in person or online via MS Teams.

In term-time I also hold a weekly drop-in for quick queries on Tuesdays 13:00-14:00. See the drop-in box on this page for more detail.

Library and ASK drop-in

Question marks

Got a question about the Library, finding information, referencing, literature searching or using EndNote/Mendeley? Or about study skills such as writing assignments/lab reports, time management, using references in your work or preparing for exams?

Then come along to the Library and ASK drop-in for Food and Nutritional Sciences. Your librarian and ASK Adviser will be on hand to discuss your question.

When? Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 term-time only

Where? Harry Nursten Building Room 2-64 (the PC Lab at the back of the 2nd Floor)

Also online via Blackboard Collaborate - just follow the link below: