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How EndNote Works

Once you have installed EndNote, you can create your own personal library of references to articles, books and other materials you have collected during your research. You can then select and insert references from your library into a word document by means of a toolbar which the EndNote program adds to your Word program. EndNote will create an in-text citation for the reference and also create the bibliography at the end of the document. These entries can be configured to conform to any bibliographic style you choose.

Getting references into your personal library

  • You can type the references into your library manually

  • You can download the references from electronic databases such as Embase, PsycInfo, PubMed/Medline, Emcare, Web of Science etc

  • You can capture references for books from a library catalogue you have searched using EndNote (such as the WA Health Libraries catalogue)

     

Getting in-text citations and bibliographic references into your Word document

  • You can search your EndNote library for the reference by author or keyword from the EndNote toolbar in Word and insert it into your Word document

  • You can insert page numbers into an in-text citation using the EndNote toolbar in Word

  • You can suppress author and/or date in specific in-text references by using the EndNote toolbar in Word

  • You can make your bibliography conform to specific referencing styles such as APA, Harvard or Vancouver - or you can format references as endnotes or footnotes without ever retyping your references

EndNote on Windows: The Short Course

How to Use EndNote in 5 Minutes (Windows)