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Guidance on using EndNote software at the University of Adelaide

Referencing Styles

EndNote has over seven thousand referencing styles for you to choose from. You can select one from the styles that are automatically included in EndNote, or add and customise styles of your choice. 

To preview a citation and change the referencing style, double-click on the selected reference.  The reference will appear in the pane on the right; a summary of the citation at the top and the preview of the citation in the lower pane. 

Screenshot showing the summary and preview screen for a reference in EndNote.

The referencing style displays in the window above the preview pane.  To change the selected style:

  1. Click on the Output Style drop-down menu. You can select a style from the short list available.

2. If the style you want isn't listed, click on Select Another Style.

3. From the pop-up window, you can scroll to the style you want (they are listed alphabetically).
4. Enter the full or partial name of the style in the Quick Search box provided, e.g. MLA.From the list of results, click to highlight the style you want, e.g. MLA (Modern Language Association of America), and click on Choose.

Screenshot of EndNote, choosing another referencing style

The University has some customised styles developed by different faculties and schools.  Check the UofA styles tab above;

You can also search the website of the journal whose style you need (usually in "Instructions for Authors" or similar).

Downloading and installing Individual Styles

  1. Download the style you want to install.
  2. Double-click the style file.  It should open in EndNote.
  3. In EndNote, go to the “File" menu and choose “Save As”.  Remove the word “copy” and click “Save”.
  4. Click on “File Menu” and choose “Close Style”.

Referencing styles in EndNote can be edited and customised to include variations and modifications.

Select an Output Style to edit from the menu: Tools > Output Styles > Edit "Style"

Screenshot: selecting an Output Style to edit

You can edit components of the referencing style from the list on the left; for example, in the screenshot below, choose how many authors are listed in a citation where the source has more than four authors:

Endnote screenshot: editing a style

Click File > Save As to save a copy of the referencing style (EndNote will keep a version of the style in its original format)

At The University of Adelaide, the Adelaide Law School uses a legal referencing style called the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) (4th edition) developed by the Melbourne University Law Review.

For more information on referencing using AGLC4, see the Library referencing guide to AGLC4.