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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?

All versions of EndNote from 9 onwards are compatible with currently available computer operating systems.  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 (and onward) desktop will sync with your EndNote Online library.

Updates and Changes

EndNote X8 is here!

EndNote X8 for Mac can be downloaded from the University's Technology Services page.
EndNote X8 for Windows is also available to University PCs.
Meanwhile, EndNote X7 will continue to be available!

EndNote X8: Known Issue

EndNote X8 is currently having issues with the tools for searching within PDFs. If you are on a self-owned Mac, please update to X8.0.2. If you are using a University-owned PC, this update is not yet available.



Office and EndNote are now 64-bit. Resolution after August 23rd 2016 – Update your software:

  1. Update Office 2016 to the latest version – avoid beta or Office Insider versions
    1. Version should be 15.25 or higher
    2. Can be updated via the app. Menu > Help > Check for Updates
  2. Update EndNote X7 to the latest version
    1. Version should be X7.6 (v17.6) or higher
    2. Can be updated via the app. Menu > EndNote X7 > Check for Updates

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. You can 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:

Face-to-face training sessions:

Please see the Adelaide Graduate Centre CaRST (Career and Research Skills Training) website for 2017 EndNote training information, and to make a booking.

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