Avoid referencing meltdowns by using Endnote

Endnote can free up a lot of time and frustration that comes from manually entering references into your word documents, particularly if you are writing lots of essays and reports and like to include well researched and correctly cited academic material.

Endnote is a computer program that can be used to

  • automatically download references from the Internet 
    • including book details from Primo Search,
    • journal articles from Google Scholar and journal databases
  • create references in the right referencing style
    • including APA 6th, Harvard and hundreds others
  • insert citations into your word documents 
  • automatically compile reference lists and bibliographies
  • store downloaded journal articles (as PDFs) with the reference details in your Endnote Library.

Installing Endnote

CSU students and staff members can download Endnote for free onto personal Windows and Mac computer. Endnote can be installed on:

  • personal computers from the DIT web page
  • CSU staff computers though the install software desktop icon

Getting started with Endnote

To help get you started with Endnote we have an Endnote Library resource guidevideos and user manuals for both Windows and Mac Computers.

The library runs Endnote workshops during the academic year and they are an excellent way to learn how to use Endnote. Information on our Endnote workshops in May are available on our website

Questions about Endnote

Our librarians can help you with using Endnote. 
  • Contact us for personal help
  • If we’re aren’t open try the Thomson-Reuters website, the creators of Endnote

Questions about Referencing

For general questions on how to reference correctly you’ll need to consult our referencing guidelines webpage.

ALLaN (Academic Literacy, Learning, and Numeracy) Advisers can help develop your referencing skills with: 

Library staff can also help with basic referencing questions through our Contact us services.