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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 and Mac users - PLEASE READ

 If you are a part of the "Office Insider" Program and have installed the 15.25 or 15.24 (64-bit) update for Word 2016, you will see the message "Word was unable to load an add-in."

EndNote is currently working on a compatible 64-bit update for EndNote, due for release in August.

Please see the EndNote X7 Mac and EndNote online Mac: CWYW tools in Microsoft Word 2016 Troubleshooting guide for more information on this update, and step-by-step instructions on getting EndNote to work with Word on your Mac.

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:

Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 pm during semesters (teaching weeks only)
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 - Training sessions

25 July 2016 = 10am – 12pm
23 August 2016 = 2 – 4pm
28 September 2016 = 10am – 12pm
27 October 2016 = 10am – 12pm

11 August 2016 = 10am – 12pm
12 September 2016 = 10am – 12pm
18 October 2016 = 2pm – 4pm

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