Welcome to our EndNote guide
The EndNote program enables you to store and manage your references, to create bibliographies and to use the "Cite While You Write" feature.
EndNote X7.2 for PC and Mac are now available for download. PC users with MSWord 2013 or Office365 will need to download X7. Training materials on our site for EndNote X6 can also be used with EndNote X7. Learn about enhancements for sharing libraries with colleagues in X7.2 via Youtube.
Note re updates
Windows and Macintosh: X7.2 update is now available for download from the Thomson website.
Macintosh - Mavericks operating system: Versions of EndNote prior to X7 are not compatible with Mavericks, so if you have upgraded, also upgrade to X7. Thomson advises that a patch for X7 will be released shortly to iron out a few glitches with Mavericks and EndNote.
Dropbox and EndNote Compatibility
Dropbox (and other cloud drives like OneDrive, SharePoint, Google Drive and iCloud) are cloud based file sharing services. EndNote was not designed for compatibility with cloud based storage. While you can use these services to keep a backup copy or share a compressed copy of your database file(s), we do not recommend opening and/or using the database from that location.
If you have your EndNote files or working Word Documents saved to Dropbox or any cloud storage, we recommend you copy/move the files to another location on your computer or remote drive before you open them.
How can I Learn to use EndNote?
On campus classes
Introductory and Advanced classes are held regularly throughout the session. See details on the Classes Tab in this Guide. Email advice of upcoming classes is sent to all students.
Note: To use EndNote effectively, you need to be very familiar with your referencing style and other Library resources. This short self evaluation checklist will help you determine if you're ready to use EndNote. If you are unable to answer ALL these questions correctly, we recommend you wait till you are more familiar with your referencing style and/or Library resources, before attending a workshop. If you'd like to discuss this further, please contact your nearest Librarian or explore our referencing guides.
Can't come to a class?
To learn the basics of EndNote, work through the series of short tutorials (choice of video and pdf guides) on the Get Started, Add References and Using Word Tabs in this Guide. You can also download the complete Introductory EndNote Guide used for on campus training. Other tutorial resources including links to Collaborate sessions and Youtube videos can be found on the Guides/Webinars Tab in this guide.