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Getting Started with EndNote

Selecting a referencing style

When you download EndNote hundreds of referencing styles are automatically loaded. The default style selected in the program is Annotated; however you can choose another style. 

To select a different style:

  1. Click the Bibliographic Output Style box and then Select Another Style... in the drop down menu
  2. A Choose Another Style box will appear which gives an expanded list of referencing styles
  3. Highlight the style you want to use, then click Choose
  4. References will then display in the style you have selected

Once you have selected a style from the expanded list it will appear in the Bibliographic Output Style drop down menu.

Important note

While EndNote will display references in your selected referencing style (APA, Chicago, Vancouver etc.), you need to be familiar with that style so you are able to correct any mistakes or inconsistencies in your references. EndNote is not able to recognise incorrect or missing data required for your style. For more information see the Referencing guides.

Watch our short video which shows you how to select a referencing style.

Using Curtin EndNote styles

Curtin provides three EndNote styles which have been adapted for use with the Curtin referencing guides. These are available from the Select Another Style menu. If they do not appear there you can download them using the links below:

To download a style on a PC (using Internet Explorer):

  1. Choose the required style 
  2. Click on Open and the style will open in EndNote
  3. In EndNote, go to File and select Save As
  4. Remove the word Copy and click Save
  5. Close the style file by clicking on the small black cross or click on File and then Close Style
  6. In EndNote use the Bibliographic Output Style drop down menu to locate your downloaded style.

To download a style on a MAC:

  1. Click on your required style and locate it in your Downloads folder
  2. Drag the style into your Styles folder located at HD → Applications → EndNote → Styles

AGLC4 EndNote style

If you are required to use AGLC4 referencing, we would recommend that you use the following style, created by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS):

Follow the instructions about downloading a style provided in the Using Curtin EndNote styles section of this guide.

Terms list for journal title abbreviations (Vancouver users)

Some referencing styles, such as Vancouver, require journal titles to be abbreviated (e.g. New England Journal of Medicine appears as N Engl J Med). EndNote allows you to import a terms list so journal titles are automatically abbreviated.

To import the journal terms list:

  1. Click on the Tools menu then select Open Term Lists and Journals Term List
  2. If there are already journals listed under the Terms tab, highlight these and select Delete Term
  3. Click on the Lists tab then highlight Journals and click Import List...
  4. This should open to the Terms List folder. If it doesn't open automatically it is available under C:\Program Files (x86)\EndNote X9\Terms Lists (for PCs) or Applications\EndNote X9\Terms (for MACs)
  5. If working with the Vancouver style, select the Medical.txt folder then click Open and the terms will be added
  6. Close the Terms List dialogue box
  7. Next go to the Edit menu then select Output Styles and Edit "Vancouver Curtin X9"
  8. Click on Journal Names, select the Abbreviation 2 button and tick Abbreviate journal articles only
  9. Close the window and save the changes. This will create a copy of the style which you can choose from Select Another Style.