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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

Cite While You Write and Office 2016 for Mac

Further update! EndNote X7 doesn’t currently support the new Word 2016 for Mac. Thomson Reuters has just posted an invite looking for beta testers today, which can be found here:

In the meantime Mac users can continue using Word 2011 for Mac. Alternatively the latest Apple Pages for OS X will still work with EndNote X7, be sure to have the plugin installed from here:


News from Thomson Reuters:

EndNote Cite While You Write is not currently compatible with Office 2016 on Macintosh.

We are actively developing a patch for EndNote X7 to fix this compatibility issue. We anticipate this free update to X7 to be ready by the Fall. We understand EndNote's importance in completing your work and apologize for any inconvenience caused. To support Mac workflows as we develop the patch, we have the following recommendations to help Microsoft Office 365 users continue to create formatted citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word.
More information


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 in the Barr Smith Library

Please contact your Research Librarian in the first instance.

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

Wednesday March 16, 10am-12pm

Monday April 4, 2-4pm

Tuesday April 19, 2-4pm

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