Referencing Software: EndNote (old guide)

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

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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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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 is a powerful desktop software which is installed on all student machines and can be used on your own computer via Apps Anywhere

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 sync your references to an EndNote Web account which will allow you to access your references from any web browser. 

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:  http://www-library.st-andrews.ac.uk/resolver/
  • In Authenticate with:   https://ezproxy.st-andrews.ac.uk/login 
  • 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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EndNote Online

EndNote Online (previously Endnote Web)

  • EndNote Online is free to use and is particularly useful for quickly accessing your EndNote Library from a machine where EndNote isn't installed or for syncing libraries when using several PCs.
  • You can access EndNote Online from http://my.endnote.com/.
  • A quick reference guide for EndNote Online is available 

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