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Referencing Software: EndNote

"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!"

Doctoral Candidate, University of Hull

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.

 Accessing EndNote


EndNote X9 (desktop)

On campus

EndNote X9 is available on all open-access computers on campus. It can also currently be downloaded to all university-owned machines by accessing the Software Centre from the Windows menu.

Downloading EndNote on your own computer

The University's EndNote X9 agreement now 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

Most undergraduate students use the free online version when working at home. To access EndNote Online follow this link and create an account using your university email. You can configure a desktop library to sync with the web version (see below) and so use the full X9 version when on campus. Once you have gained access to EndNote Online, you should download the free Cite While You Write installer (available from the Downloads tab) so that you can cite within MS Word on your home computer.


Mobile app

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.

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:

Videos from the Skills Team

A series of videos showing you how to use EndNote can be found on our EndNote Video Workshop page. They take you through everything from downloading the software and installing the styles, through building a library to inserting your citations in MS Word.


Access the EndNote Video Workshop Here


Step-by-Step documents

The documents below have been written by members of the Skills Team and give a lot of University of Hull-specific advice.

If you are still having difficulties or require more personal advice then please make an appointment with a member of the Skills Team using this link: ICT Appointments.

University of Hull specific documents

Support from Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics (the makers of EndNote) provide excellent support via their own LibGuide:

EndNote LibGuide

Click on the Users tab to find videos and downloadable help sheets.

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