Using EndNote

EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended reference management software.

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a tool that helps you to collect, store and organise all the references you have found from different sources. EndNote will enable you to effortlessly cite these references in Word and will automatically create a bibliography in whatever referencing style you require.

It has a Desktop and Online component that can be used in conjunction or separately depending on individual needs and preferences.

Which version should I use?

The Desktop version comes highly recommended for Research Postgraduates and staff. It can be synchronised with an EndNote Online account if needed.

For Undergraduates and Masters students, we recommend using the Online version. It has all the functionality required, takes less time to learn, and is a good introduction to reference software.

Both versions are available free to all members of the university. Library Services run training sessions for both EndNote Desktop and Online.

The following guides will help get you started.

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Desktop (often referred to as simply EndNote or EndNote X9) is available for installation on all University PCs from the IT Software Center and is part of the standard software suite on Windows 10 machines.

Students and staff are also able to download a personal copy for laptop and/or home use from the University's OnTheHub page (search for Endnote).

EndNote Online

EndNote Online (sometimes referred to as EndNote Web or EndNote Basic) is the web-based version. An enhanced version is available to all UoB students and staff by registering via the Web of Science.

Like the Desktop version, it stores and organises bibliographic references and then lets you effortlessly cite these references in Word, whilst automatically creating a bibliography. It can be used in conjunction with EndNote Desktop for when you are off campus.

Tutorial: EndNote Desktop

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop effectively (requires single sign on)

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