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EndNote: What is EndNote and how do I get it?

What can it do for me?

EndNote is a reference management software application. Other examples include Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks and Papers. You can use EndNote to:

Create your own library of references

  • Download references from catalogues and databases
  • Generate references from PDF files
  • Organise your references into groups
  • Add keywords, labels and notes
  • Search and sort your references
  • Find, attach and annotate full-text PDF files

Insert citations or footnotes and generate bibliographies

  • Insert in-text citations or footnotes into your documents
  • Generate bibliographies
  • Choose from thousands of citation styles, such as APA, Chicago, or Harvard
  • Easily change between citation styles

Collaborate with others

  • Use EndNote Online to share selected groups of references with others, or
  • Share your whole EndNote library

EndNote at St. Vincent's is available for Windows, not Macs.

How EndNote Works poster 

How do I get it?

St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne has a site licence that allows staff to use EndNote on St. Vincent's PCs which are located on site. EndNote X8 (version 18) is installed on most PCs, check under Start then Programs.  If you do not have the EndNote program on your PC, call IT Services on 9231 4000 or 1300 518 001 to request it.


If you need to access your EndNote while at home then consider creating an account for EndNote Online. When you set up an account with EndNote Online your EndNote Library is posted to the web and can be accessed with your account name and password from any internet connection.


If you are affiliated with a teaching institution (University of Melbourne, ACU, Monash University etc.) then you should contact the University Library about downloading EndNote, as you may be eligible to install the software on multiple devices at no cost.


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