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"I cannot imagine how anyone could write their thesis without using EndNote - I would go quite mad if I had to do all my referencing manually!"
EndNote is an extremely sophisticated bibliographic management package. It is available as a desktop program on all open-access university machines and as an online program to use from anywhere. The two versions can sync with each other to keep your own library of references up-to-date.
EndNote 20 and 21
On campus/university-owned computers
EndNote 21 is currently available on all open-access computers on campus. If you have previously used EndNote 20 you should find little difference. You can still use EndNote 20 if you have already downloaded it onto your own machine.
EndNote 21 can also be downloaded to other university-owned machines by accessing the Software Centre from the Windows menu.
On your own computer
The University's EndNote agreement allows University of Hull students and staff to install EndNote on their own Windows or macOS. Just visit the Support Portal and search ‘EndNote’.
EndNote Online allows you to access your library on machines that do not have the desktop app or installed or your library locally available. To access EndNote Online follow this link myendnoteweb.com and create an account using your university email. Once you have gained access to EndNote Online, you can also download the free Cite While You Write installer (available from the Downloads tab) so that you can still cite within MS Word. You can also configure any desktop library to sync with your web-based library and so have an up-to-date version of your library on any machine with EndNote installed.
There is a free EndNote app available for the iPad which means you can read and make notes on papers in your EndNote library whilst you are on the go, or in the comfort of your armchair. Just search for EndNote in the app store.
Other EndNote styles
If you are studying Law or Chemistry, you may wish to download the OSCOLA or RSC EndNote styles. These are available on the pages below:
Find Full Text off-campus via EZproxy
If you are working off-campus, you can use EZproxy to improve the success of the Find Full Text feature in EndNote. To add these settings to EndNote, choose Edit (EndNote on macOS), Preferences and select Find Full Text. Then enter the following details:
Open URL Path:
Authenticate with URL:
A series of videos showing you how to use either version of EndNote can be found on our EndNote Video Workshop pages. They take you through everything from downloading the software and installing the styles, through building a library to inserting your citations in MS Word.
Clarivate Analytics (the makers of EndNote) provide excellent support via their own LibGuide:
Click on the For users tab to find videos and downloadable help sheets.