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EndNote: Welcome

Using EndNote to manage your bibliographic information.

Introduction to 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?

Compatibility and system requirements for using EndNote desktop with Mac or PC. University computers have EndNote X8.1 installed.

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


  • Office 2016 for Mac will receive a major update this Friday (January 19, 2018).
  • The version will jump from v15.41 to v16.9.

The Endnote Plug-in CWYW (Cite While You Write) for Word is not currently compatible with Office 2016 v16.x. EndNote X8.2 version is in beta.. When it becomes available, users will be able to update to EndNote X8.2 via the software’s built in update tool, or Mac Self Service as soon as it becomes available.

Reverting the back to Office 2016 v15.41 will be required if the user needs to use the CWYW plugin before the new version of EndNote is released. You can find more information on signing up for the EndNote X8.2 beta version and Word downgrade instructions on the EndNote website.

For further help, please contact Technology Services.

EndNote X8

EndNote Webinars

EndNote webinars are hosted by Clarivate Analytics, the publishers 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. A training calendar is available for viewing.


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 2018 EndNote training information, and to make a booking.