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Why EndNote?

EndNote software allows you to create bibliographies and in-text citations the easy way, eliminating time-consuming formatting and typing.

NOTE: SCU Library recommends EndNote for use by Postgraduate, Honours, and 3rd year students, as well as staff.
It is important that you are familiar with manually creating references in your style before 
using any automated tool. EndNote won't teach you how to reference, and it won't automatically fix incorrectly entered data. Only consider using EndNote if you have a large number of references to manage.

What can you do with EndNote

  • Create a customised library to hold and manage all your references.
  • Attach PDFs, or any other kind of file to your references. Read and annotate attached PDFs. 
  • Organise your library using groups.
  • Insert references in Word and create citations and a bibliography matching the requirements of your selected bibliographic styles.

EndNote 21 or EndNote 20

Do I need to upgrade to EndNote 21?

You do not need to upgrade to EndNote 21 from EndNote 20 or earlier versions if:

  • You are close to completing your major work (publication, thesis etc)
  • You are already using EndNote's sync features and Endnote online
  • You don't need sync features (required for using across devices and sharing libraries or groups)

Use EndNote 21 if:

EndNote 21 new features

  • Recover a lost or damaged library
  • Data restoration function for individual references or libraries
  • Organise your references with tags
  • EndNote Web syncing - available for 3 years from activation date
  • EndNote Word Online CWYW - requires an EndNote Web account activated with EndNote 21
  • CWYW in Google Docs

More information about EndNote 21's new features can be found here

  • Please follow the instructions from Technology Services to install EndNote on your desktop
  • Clarivate recommends backing up data and saving a compressed version of your library from previous versions of EndNote, and uninstalling the previous version before installing the new version
  • Once installed, follow the instructions for setting up EndNote in the EndNote Library guide.

Compare and contrast the three most recent versions of EndNote desktop: EndNote X9, EndNote 20, and EndNote 21.

EndNote comparison checklist

EndNote 21 updates

EndNote 21 updates

Check the Clarivate instructions for updating here.