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EndNote: Welcome

Using EndNote to manage your bibliographic information.


What is EndNote?

EndNote is software for storing and managing bibliographic references. You can create your own EndNote library and manually add references or import them from databases.  EndNote works with Microsoft Word and other word processing programs to create citations and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice.

 Installing EndNote

The University of Adelaide has a site licence so the EndNote software is available to staff and students on a work and home computer/laptop. There are versions for a Mac or PC.

You can get the software from the University's Technology Services.

  • Login and follow the instructions for downloading to a University or personal computer.
  • If you are unable to login, contact the ITS Help desk - Ph 8313 3000 
  • N.B. Please read the instructions - if you are asked for a licence code during installation - you have not done it correctly.

Which version of EndNote should I use?

The latest desktop version of EndNote for a Mac and PC is X7.3.1. All versions of EndNote from 9 onwards are compatible.  EndNote libraries can be opened using a Mac or PC.

EndNote Online is a version of EndNote in which references are stored on the EndNote website not on your own computer.  It can be used for sharing references with colleagues or for when you are away from your desktop. EndNote X7 desktop will sync with your EndNote Online library.

Updates and Changes

EndNote X7.5.3 Update - Mac Users

OS X Yosemite (10.10) users:

For the best Cite While You Write experience, do not install this update nor Microsoft Word 2016 version 15.21. We will let you know when Microsoft releases a new version of Word 2016 that is compatible with Cite While You Write.

For all other Mac users, this release contains:

            Cite While You Write improvements and bug fixes

            OS X El Capitan (10.11) users, please update to Microsoft Word v15.21 or later for the best experience

            Restored support for Word 2011 and 2008 on OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

                        Compatibility with Trend Micro Internet Security on OS X El Capitan



EndNote X7.5 for Mac is compatible with Word 2016. Please update to EndNote X7.5 in order to use the tools with Word 2016

For more information and instructions:

EndNote Webinars

EndNote webinars are hosted by Thomson Reuters, the makers of EndNote. Classes are free of charge and live: you can ask questions just as you would in-person. Requires an Internet connection and Web browser. Some sessions are run on Australian time.

Information about sessions offered will update regularly (see RSS feed below). You can also view a monthly training calendar at



EndNote Training and Support

EndNote Support - Technical

For technical assistance (installation, upgrades, file retrieval) please contact:
Phone: +61 8 8313 3000
Visit: Tech Crew, Level 3, Hub Central (next to Ask Adelaide) 9:30am - 4:30pm University business days

EndNote Support in the Barr Smith Library

For general support, please contact:


EndNote Drop-in sessions:

Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm during semesters (teaching weeks, exam weeks, swot vac)
Writing Centre Level 3 Hub Central
North Tce Campus 

Face-to-face training sessions:

Book online through Adelaide Graduate Centre CaRST (Career and Research Skills Training) programs.

EndNote - Beginners (Semester 1)

Friday May 6, 10am-12pm
Thursday May 26, 10am-12pm

All sessions will be held in Hub Central Training Room 348 - Level 3 Hub Central - North Terrace Campus