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Pharmacology research project guidance: Using EndNote to manage references

Help, resources and links to guide you through your research project.

Using a reference management system is vital for many 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.

Use the 'Cite Them Right-Harvard' or 'Vancouver' style for your assignments. Both are available in EndNote.

Getting started with Desktop EndNote

There are two versions of EndNote - Desktop and Online. Use the guide and videos below to teach yourself how to use Desktop EndNote to manage your references and insert them in Word documents. EndNote Online will act as a backup for your library of references if you set up the sync option.

The University has a site licence for EndNote which covers installation on personal computers. Go to the DTS Self-Service Portal to get the software. Note that you will need to have the full version of Office installed before installing EndNote so that the EndNote toolbar can be added to Word (it will not work with the online version of Word). You can install Office by logging in to with your University credentials and clicking on 'Install Office' in the top right of the screen.

Step-by-step guide

This guide covers:

  • downloading and installing the software
  • adding references to EndNote
  • managing and editing references
  • using EndNote with Word to create Citations and a Reference list in the correct 'Cite Them Right - Harvard' style
Introductory videos

Watch this series of four videos to find out how to use Desktop EndNote. You will need to login with your University username and password to view these videos.

EndNote and Mendeley workshops

We offer workshops on using both EndNote and Mendeley. Book your place by selecting from the times displayed below. All workshops take place in the Library.

Help from your librarian

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Please contact me if you have a query about literature searching, accessing resources, referencing or using EndNote/Mendeley.

Use the buttons above to email me or make an appointment (in person or online).

Quick query? Come along to my weekly drop-in on Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 in Harry Nursten Room 2-64 (term-time only).

What about Mendeley?

Mendeley Reference Manager is an alternative tool you can use to store references and use them in your assignments. It works well with PDFs, and has a web importer tool, but the references it creates may not be as accurate as those you get from EndNote. Use the 'Cite Them Right Harvard 12th ed' referencing style which is available via the Word add-in to format references correctly.