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EndNote Desktop: Introduction to EndNote Desktop

Help with using EndNote Desktop

What is EndNote Desktop?

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What is EndNote?

EndNote is reference management software designed to make your academic life a little easier by allowing you to build a collection of references for your research. It can help take the stress out of referencing properly, helping you organise your lists of references and create bibliographies. It allows you to :

  • Find and import references downloaded from library catalogues and databases directly into your own personal EndNote library
  • Store, organise and search for references in your EndNote library
  • Add citations to your word-processed document and create your bibliography in a number of citation styles

Why use EndNote?

  • You need to provide accurate references to all the sources you use to avoid plagiarism - EndNote makes this easier!
  • Using EndNote ensures you cite your references in the correct style for your School or purpose

How can I find out more?

      EndNote Desktop course

      Library staff run regular courses on EndNote Desktop. The course is a practical introduction that covers all functionality available in the programme. You can find out more and book your EndNote place online.


      EndNote website

      For more information on EndNote, including training videos and FAQs, see the EndNote product website, provided by Clarivate Analytics.

      EndNote site



      Telephone: 0141 548 4444


      This guide has been adapted with kind permission, from the Newcastle University EndNote Libguide.

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