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Using EndNote at the University of Newcastle
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    Obtaining EndNote
    Conditions of Use
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    Why do I need to cite my sources?
    Elements of a citation

Collecting References

Saving Your Library

    Backing-up Your Library
    Manual Back-up
    Save a Copy Using EndNote
    Compressed Libraries
    EndNote & Cloud-based Storage
   Share your library
   Sync your library

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2015 News Update

For information on how to use EndNote please see the Thomson Reuters help pages. Thomson Reuters are the creators of EndNote, and their pages are very comprehensive and allow you to log a call with them for expert help, or browse their knowledge bank. 

We will also be providing links to other EndNote online tutorials soon. 


Thomson Reuters support contact page

Thomson Reuters knowledge bank and log a call form


    UoN students and Citation Management Software

    The recommended citation software programs for use by Undergraduate students will be EndNote Online, Zotero and Mendeley. 

    Each program provides the same basic features and functionality with some exceptions.See our Managing your References guide.

    EndNote is now the recommended citation software program for use by Academics, Research Assistants, PhD, Masters or Honours students. However, for students who will be working with a small number of references (15 or less) we suggest you consider using alternative reference management programs such as Mendeley or Zotero.

    NEWCAT+ filter: There have been reports that when using the NEWCAT+  filter in Internet Explorer, that the filter is not working from the results page. If this occurs, select the individual item record to export to EndNote or alternatively change to FireFox until the issue is resolved. 19 May 2014.

    What is EndNote?

    Before you start:

    If you would like to use EndNote to assist you with your referencing and bibliographies, you must first understand how and why you need to reference your work. You must also be knowledgeable about the referencing style you use. Please see our Referencing guide for the most common styles used at UON.

    If you are only including a few references in your assignment, for example between 1-15, you might find it easier to concentrate on knowing your referencing style rather than using EndNote. Or, we suggest you consider using alternative citation software programs such as EndNote Online, Mendeley or Zotero.

     If you are a student doing your PhD, Masters (by Research), Honours, Academic or a research assistant EndNote is an ideal programme for referencing your work and keeping all your research together in one place.

    You must always back up your work. Do it early and do it often. This will reduce the risk of losing your research.

    Hint: Back up your EndNote library in two or three different places.

    If you decide to use EndNote, you must be able to recognise when EndNote is displaying your references incorrectly in your Word document. Being knowledgeable about your referencing style will assist with this.

    The main reasons for EndNote displaying references incorrectly are:

    • You have chosen the wrong Reference Type, eg. you want to cite a journal article and you have chosen a book reference type.

    • You have left out important elements of your citation.

    • You have not entered the correct information into the appropriate fields of the template.

    • You have imported the citation from a database and the details have not come through correctly.

    While EndNote sounds like the end to all your referencing problems, it may not be, depending on your circumstances. You need to learn the EndNote programme thoroughly, and this takes time, practice and patience.

    For further information to see if EndNote will suit your needs, please contact your Faculty Liaison Librarian or Research and Learning Librarian (Central Coast Campus only).

      What EndNote can do

      EndNote allows you to create and organise your references into your own personal citation database. You can keep a record of all the journal articles, books, conference papers, and other documents you use during your study or research, in one place.

      EndNote also allows you to store PDFs and other electronic documents within your personal EndNote library. You can also create bibliographies and insert references from your EndNote library into a Word document in the referencing style that you choose.

      Please see the University download page to download the EndNote program.


        Download EndNote

        EndNote can be downloaded from the University's download site.

        Currently the Chrome browser is unable to download the Endnote program. Please use Firefox, Internet Explorer for Windows. If you are using a Mac please use Firefox or Safari.


        Learn to use EndNote

        EndNote is now the recommended citation software program of use by Academics, Research Assistants, PhD, Masters or Honours students. If you need help with using EndNote please contact your Faculty Librarian or Research and Learning Librarian.

        EndNote Guides  

        Thomson Reuters EndNote X7 Online Guide

        Using EndNote X6 at the University of Newcastle

        More EndNote guides are available under
        Help & Training - User Guides


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