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EndNote: Getting Started

Is EndNote the right tool for you?

Are you collating, sorting & reading hundreds of papers? 
Are you confident with your chosen referencing style or a range of styles?

If your answers are yes: EndNote could be a really useful tool for you so go ahead and delve into our tips for downloading and getting started!

If your answer to either of those is no: It may be better for you to spend some time learning how to reference yourself, before using software to assist you.  Whilst the software can generate references for you, you always need to check that the information about the source is accurate and that the reference produced is consistent with your chosen style.   Learning how to reference AND how to use a new piece of software at the same time can be overwhelming, so learn how to reference first, and then get to know how software can help save you time.

Downloading & storing your EndNote Library

Before you click download, it's important to note that your Endnote Library will need to be stored on your local hard drive. Don't store your Endnote Library on cloud storage services like Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive. These services will corrupt your Endnote Library. The best way to create an online backup for your Endnote Library is using the sync function (you can find out more in this subject guide).

Download endnote

  • You will need to log in to the ICT Knowledge Base when you click this link in order to download the software. 
  • When you are off campus you’ll need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to download the software. More information is available at the ICT knowledge base.
  • If you get the message 'Permission Denied: This resource is accessible from approved sections of Sydnet only', reset your browser cookies and history, ensure VPN is active and then download again.
  • Go to our 'Setup for Mac' or 'Setup for PC' pages for tips and troubleshooting.

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