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Referencing Software: EndNote

Information about EndNote, Mendeley, RefWorks, Zotero and RefME. Examples of how to use the software and links to training and support.

Training session for EndNote

Sign up for one of our EndNote training sessions:

Eventbrite - Introduction to EndNote referencing software

Cite While You Write (CWYR)

 Cite While You Write 

EndNote has a feature called Cite While You Write which allows you to add references and citations directly into the Word file of your essay or piece of work.

Once you have installed EndNote onto your machine, Cite While You Write should have been installed as a Word plug-in. Check it has been installed by opening Word and clicking on the Add-Ins tab and you should see EndNote has appeared there.

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Customised Harvard style

Newcastle University have a customised version of Harvard that you can download; more information is available on their Library Guide. Their version of Harvard does not, for example, capitalise all of the author names in a bibliography.

Export EndNote references to BibTeX to use in LaTeX

If you use LaTeX and want to use EndNote, here is a link to a guide that can help.

EndNote have even created a new style for you - here is a link to download the style

Why use EndNote?

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EndNote helps you to organise and save your references and to create bibliographies in different styles.


EndNote can be purchased for a reduced price for students and staff wishing to download the software onto their own machine, please go directly to the software supplier page.

If you are a member of staff wishing to use the software on University owned laptops or desktops you can download it free from the University IT Services webpage. You need to login with your University username and password and then select EndNote from the list of software. You will be asked to fill in a licensing agreement form - add your name and email address, then you will be able to download the software.

EndNote is a desktop application so you can only access the full version from the computer you install it onto. However, you can set up and synch your references to an EndNote Web account.   

Find Full Text

Here are the steps to set up EndNote to find full text PDFs for references when you are away from the University.

In EndNote go to:

  • Edit
  • Preferences
  • Find Full Text
  • In OpenURL path add:
  • In Authenticate with: 
  • Tick "Automatically invoke Find Full Text on newly imported references

  • Click Apply then Ok

How To Use EndNote in 7 Minutes

Need help?

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Got any questions?

We can help, email the Library
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Books about citing and referencing