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Getting Started with EndNote

What is EndNote?

EndNote is a reference management and bibliography-creation software. It allows you to collect, organise and store references, and create formatted citations and reference lists in Microsoft Word.

This guide is designed to get you started with the program, introducing all of the key functionality. Work through it using the menu on the left, or, if you prefer, skip to our video series to learn all the essentials when using the EndNote program.



Watch our two minute video to discover some important information about using EndNote.

Referencing & EndNote

Before you begin using the EndNote program you need to know which referencing style your school uses and become familiar with that style. While EndNote will display references in your selected referencing style (e.g. APA, Chicago, Vancouver etc.) you need to be 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 about referencing please see:

Downloading EndNote

The EndNote program can be downloaded from the My Library tab in student OASIS or by selecting the Home menu and Library services for staff in the Staff Portal. Please note this download is only available to students and staff based within Australia.

MAC upgrade to X9.3.1 for Catalina OS compatibility

If you have upgraded your MAC to Catalina OS10.15 you will need EndNote version X9.3.1 to access your library. EndNote X9.3.1 is now available for download via OASIS/Staff Portal (you will need to download again if your computer was upgraded to Catalina before updating the EndNote version).

Please note: Once you upgrade, your EndNote Library will be converted to X9.3.1 format and will no longer open in previous EndNote versions.