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EndNote : Getting started

Have questions regarding EndNote?

Answers to questions about referencing can be found here.  If you need further help please book an appointment with an appropriated adviser here.

Support hours are:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

You can also contact learning services by email

Access training from EndNote here 

EndNote Online quick reference guide here

Getting started with EndNote Desktop 

Select the Windows start button (bottom left of the screen), in the search box type in EndNote.
EndNote will appear in the list of programmes.
Open it.

Create your EndNote Library

When you first open EndNote, you will see a blank screen.  
You need to create a library into which you will save your references. 

The Library is where you can store or see your references.

  • To create a library click on File and New, then save the library
  • The file will end .enl

Note: it is sensible to save to a USB.   We would advise that you don’t save your library to a network drive or cloud based drive (Dropbox, Google etc) as these can become corrupted over time