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Citing, referencing and reference management: EndNote

What is EndNote?

EndNote is Queen's University's supported bibliographic management solution.

Using EndNote you can:

  • build a personal database of references imported from catalogues, research databases and other sources
  • organise references into groups
  • manage large volumes of references required for systematic reviews
  • share references with other Endnote users
  • cite references when writing a paper using the Cite While You Write (CWYW) add-in for MS Word and other word processing software
  • automatically format your paper and bibliography

EndNote has both a desktop and an online component. You can install the desktop application on up to three personal laptops or PCs and sync it with the online version. Further information and links to user guides are available below.

Please note: EndNote libraries should never be stored in cloud-syncing folders such as iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, SugarSync, etc., as syncing folders corrupt EndNote libraries over time.

If you would like training or advice on how to use EndNote please contact your subject librarian.

EndNote 21

EndNote 21 LogoClarivate released EndNote 21 for Windows and Mac in 2023. 

QUB users can download it by following the instructions and link for Windows or Mac.

Installing EndNote Desktop

Step-by-step instructions on how to install EndNote are available at the links below.

Please follow the instructions closely. The installation files must be unzipped/extracted correctly to enable the installation. If you are asked for a "product key", please repeat the installation process, closely following the instructions provided.

EndNote video tutorials: how to use Endnote 21 in seven minutes (Windows and macOS)


EndNote 21 guides

More user guidance

Further tutorials, user guides and WebEx training session are available from Clarivate, the makers of EndNote:

EndNote Training Resources from Clarivate

EndNote FAQs