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Managing Your References: EndNote

What is EndNote?


EndNote is a reference management solution with both a desktop and online component. EndNote users can synchronise all the references in one desktop library to their online library, and share the entire library with other EndNote users. To find out more go to EndNote Online or EndNote X9 support page or EndNote 20 support page.

EndNote Features


  • Create a Library of your references
  • Export references from databases
  • Organize your library using groups
  • Insert citations into your document (CWYW)
  • Set your citation style
  • Generate a bibliography
  • Unlimited storage space
  • PDF viewing and annotation tools
  • Attach PDF's, sound files, videos...
  • Sync your EndNote references and groups across multiple computers
  • Sync your library to make a back-up
  • Share your library with up to 100 others

EndNote Access

EndNote is available for free to all University of Otago students and staff. The software can be ordered and installed on your own device or accessed via the Student and Staff Desktop.

Although the software is free, it needs to be ordered by filling out the Student and Staff EndNote order form available at: Email the completed form to: or complete the staff form online.

Technical information: Systems software requirements

EndNote Support

EndNote Extras

Self Help

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