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Referencing: EndNote

What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software; it allows you to keep track of your citations, organise them into folders, and create references and bibliographies in your assignments, projects and research papers. Using EndNote will save you time and help organise your references for citing in your work.

With EndNote you can:

  • Create your own searchable library of citations
  • Export references from databases with ease as you search
  • Use 'Cite While You Write' in Microsoft Word (requires plug-in) - to insert references instantly, as you type
  • Store up to 10,000 records per EndNote Online account
  • Organise your references into groups for more efficient management
  • Share your EndNote Groups with other EndNote users
  • Quickly format references and bibliographies in your papers to conform to styles used by hundreds of different journals

Why EndNote?

EndNote is similar to Refworks and Zotero and other reference management software, but it allows you to produce bibliographies in a greater number of citation styles and allows greater customisation; particularly regarding the required use of the Harvard (BourneU) style.

EndNote Online (Mac): Installing the Cite While You Write Plug-In for Word

How do I get an EndNote Online account?

EndNote Online is a popular reference management tool, recommended for use by students at AECC University College.

On campus, visit: and complete the form to register for an account.
Once you have registered you can start using EndNote Online immediately.
Staff can get EndNote (desktop) installed on their work PC; please ask IT if this has not already been installed on your PC.

If you would like a personal copy of EndNote you can download a 30-day trial version from the EndNote website, or buy it, at a discount, from Bilaney Consultants.

Studying at a distance?
If you are on a distance-based course you can create an account when you next visit AECC University College. If you are not able to do this for sometime, please contact us.

EndNote Online Tutorial

EndNote X9 Tutorial (desktop version)

EndNote (desktop) is available for use by staff at AECC University College.

Book onto a Workshop

EndNote Online tutorials and help

EndNote trainer Bob Green has created a superb video to help you get started using EndNote Online (see EndNote Online Tutorial box opposite). We.recommend you watch this before using EndNote. There are also tutorials on how to get started with EndNote on the EndNote website and EndNote Training YouTube Channel.

Library staff run workshops within some research units, in addition to bookable 1-to-1 sessions and adhoc workshops. If you require further help please contact Caroline Cooke.

EndNote X9 (desktop) tutorials and help

The EndNote website contains tutorials on EndNote X9 for both Windows and Mac users, including a guided tour, a guide to the menus, a How-To Book, guidance on storage, and FAQs.