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About EndNote



EndNote is software that can help you manage citations for your research projects. It can automate much of the work of organising and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as the library website and article databases, and can output results in over 1,000 different bibliographic styles.

There are two versions of EndNote: 

EndNote Desktop is available on all on-campus networked computers (Start Menu - Clarivate Analytics or Download from the Software Centre). This is the 'full' version of the software, made available to all University of Lincoln students and staff through our institutional licence, which allows a copy to be downloaded onto a University PC for free.

Once you have downloaded the software onto a University PC you can also access the software off-campus by using the Cloud Desktop . 

A web based version called EndNote Web is also available, this software is freely available for anyone to use, but does not have all the features of the full EndNote Desktop version. Once you have created your EndNote Web account, you can sync your libraries so a change in one will automatically be reflected in the other. See the EndNote Web tab for additional information on how to set up that account. 


How to Use EndNote for Mac

Installing EndNote

Download EndNote

EndNote X8 is available in the Software Centre on any networked campus University of Lincoln PC or Mac.  You will need to download it while you are on campus, but once you have, you can access from off campus using the University Cloud Desktop .  

How to Use EndNote for Windows

Additional Help Resources

Don't get discouraged if it takes a little while to get comfortable using EndNote. With a little practice it isn't difficult, and there are many resources available for help and information.

  • EndNote's built-in help system: just press F1
  • EndNote's help menu (within Endnote) includes a getting started guide, a comprehensive online help guide, and technical help
  • ISI's EndNote support page
  • ISI's EndNote Tutorials

Downloading Updates: Connection Files, Import Filters, Output Styles

A common way to correct a problem with importing or outputting citations is simply to update the connection file, filter or output style. These can be downloaded from ISI's EndNote support page.