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Managing Your References: EndNote

What EndNote can do


  • Create a customized Library of all your references
  • Export references directly from databases into your Library
  • Organize your library using groups to categorize references
  • Insert citations into your document, in the citation style of your choice while automatically generating a bibliography
  • Unlimited storage space
  • Has built in PDF viewing and annotation tools
  • Attach PDF's, sound files, videos, or any other kind of file to your references
  • Read and annotate attached PDF's
  • Sync your EndNote references and groups across multiple computers
  • Share your library with up to 100 others

EndNote Get it

EndNote, desktop and online

EndNote is freely available to all University of Otago students via the Student Desktop.

For information about purchasing and Endnote software licensing go to the Information Technology Services (ITS) website or click on links below:

Technical information:

What is EndNote?


EndNote and EndNote Online

EndNote is a reference management solution with both a desktop and online component. When used on the desktop, it may be called “EndNote desktop”.  When used online, it may be called “EndNote online” or "EndNote Web". EndNote X8 users can synchronize all the references in one desktop library to their online library, and share the entire library with other EndNote X7 or X8 users.  Their online library can contain an unlimited number of references and unlimited attachments.  To find out more go to EndNote Online  or watch the EndNote X8 What's New video.

EndNote Basic

EndNote basic is a more limited reference management solution that is only available online. EndNote basic users can create an online library with a maximum of 50,000 references and up to 2G of attachments.

There are two versions of EndNote basic.

  • The free version of EndNote basic has 21 styles and a very limited number of filters and connection files. This version is available to anybody, with no other purchase required.

  • The version of EndNote basic available as part of the Web of Science has thousands of styles and hundreds of filters and connection files. This version is available to those whose institution has a subscription to the Web of Science.

For further information go to EndNote Basic

Endnote for iPad is an application you can purchase for your iPad.  To find out more go to or watch an Endnote on iPad video.