Get started with EndNote

Do you keep hearing about how useful (or challenging) EndNote is, but aren’t sure how to find out more? We’re here to help! Following on from last week’s Referencing post, we’ve rounded up everything you need to make a start and build your skills with EndNote at the Library.

Start at the beginning

EndNote is a reference management tool that lets you store and organise your references, attach and annotate PDFs to those references, add in-text citations and compile a reference list in Microsoft Word. The important thing to remember is that while EndNote is very useful for organising and managing your references, it doesn’t do the work of referencing for you. You still need to know how to create a reference or in-text citation using APA 7th, which means EndNote isn’t necessarily your best bet in your first year of study while you’re still pinning down the basics of referencing. For more help, check out our Referencing post from last week.

Once you’re relatively confident with referencing, the best place to start learning about EndNote is with our EndNote Library Resource Guide. It will help you get set up with links to download and install the latest versions of EndNote and APA 7th. You’ll also find detailed, step-by-step instructions and thorough FAQ and troubleshooting info for when you’re in a tough spot.

Bite-sized help

If you haven’t had the chance to attend an EndNote Online Library Workshop (OLW), don’t worry! We have more OLWs coming up soon for Session 2, but in the meantime, why not check out the Getting Started with EndNote playlist over on our YouTube channel?

Each short video in the playlist focuses on a different basic skill or task, helping you build your EndNote confidence one step at a time. You can work through the playlist in your own time, switching back and forth between the video and EndNote on your computer to make sure you’re getting the hang of things.

Get in touch

We know how overwhelming it can be to learn something new, that’s why we’re here to help you if you get stuck. For basic EndNote advice, you can contact the Library during our opening hours in all the usual ways. For more advanced assistance, or to learn about using EndNote for your Higher-Degree Research, send an email to your Library Faculty Team for targeted help from an expert.